On December 19, a resolution on the Inner Line Permit was passed by the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Credit: File image

Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday informed that Union home minister Amit Shah has told him to get back to him on the talks to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state after the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

The CM said that he had had a word with Amit Shah twice last week and as Shah has been busy dealing with a lot of issues, including the upcoming Republic Day celebrations, he was told to get back to him after January 26.

Expressing hope that the meeting will take place soon, the CM informed that the home minister was also concerned about the law and order situation in the state.

Earlier, the state government was critised for its stand on CAA and the public had lashed out at MP Agatha Sangma for her stand in Parliament.

It may be recalled that after CAA was passed by both the houses, demand for the implementation of ILP gained momentum in the state. Coming under pressure, the state government had passed a resolution to urge the Centre to implement ILP in the state.

However, the meeting which was supposed to be held with the Union home minister after Christmas on the issue has been dangling for a while now. It has also caught the attention of the pressure groups who have made it clear that it is about time for the state government to get the appointment and get things done.

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