ILP issue: Not happy with Centre’s response, state govt will continue to pursue, says deputy CM Prestone Tynsong
We are not satisfied and that is why we’ll keep on pursuing this issue. We are going to do that till we get a clear signal - 'yes' or 'no' (from the Centre), said Tynsong.
Expressing dissatisfaction with the Centre’s response on the demand of implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong, on December 14, said that the government will continue to pursue it with the Centre for an immediate implementation.
"We are not satisfied and that is why we’ll keep on pursuing this issue. We are going to do that till we get a clear signal - 'yes' or 'no' (from the centre)," said Tynsong.
Informing that the chief minister Conrad Sangma meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah every time he visits New Delhi, Prestone said, “This itself shows the spirit from the government that we won’t leave this issue and will continue to pursue it with the Government of India, actively.”
The deputy chief minister also said that National Peoples’ Party (NPP) MPs - Agatha Sangma (Lok Sabha) and WR Kharlukhi (Rajya Sabha) - are also trying their best to take up the ILP issue every time they get a chance, not necessarily only in Parliament.
“They are also meeting other ministers of the Government of India on this issue,” he said.
The ILP resolution was unanimously passed by the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly in 2019 but the Centre is yet to give its nod for implementation.