Shillong: Union home minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Meghalaya in the second week of July, said health minister AL Hek, who is also a BJP MLA from Pynthorumkhrah assembly constituency.

Without revealing the purpose of Shah’s visit, Hek announced this during a media briefing on Thursday.

Earlier, Shah visited Shillong on January 23 to chair the 69th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC).

Local bodies like North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) and Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (CoMSO), among others, had met the Union home minister then to demand the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, besides several other issues.

However, Shah could only spare a few moments of his time which had left the local bodies upset. Shah had then promised that be would soon make a visit and give time to hear the issues and demands of the local organisations.

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Earlier, Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma and deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong had met Shah in Delhi in February to follow up on the implementation of ILP, among other issues.

Shah had then told the Meghalaya government that he would visit Shillong in March to meet with local organisations and discuss the issues.

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