Meghalaya deputy CM Prestone Tynsong says Amit Shah to visit state next month

Shillong: Meghalaya deputy CM Prestone Tynsong has rubbished claims that Amit Shah, in a meeting with the Meghalaya government, had asked the state to choose between the Inner Line Permit (ILP) and Sixth Schedule.

Speaking with media persons, Tynsong said that he was surprised how a source would say anything like that when no such discussion took place.

“I just wanted to clarify that in our meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah last month, we discussed ILP and also the MRSSA. We requested Shah to give time to civil society organisations who have been wanting to meet him. He said that he would make a second visit to the state in March,” informed Tynsong.

He further added that Shah only discussed his plan to visit the state and meet civil society groups.

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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma and Tynsong had met the union home minister in New Delhi regarding the implementation of ILP.

Tynsong’s response comes after a local daily quoted a source, stating that during the meeting between the Meghalaya government and Shah, the home minister asked the Meghalaya government to decide what they wanted either ILP or Sixth Schedule.



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