Sangma said the state would continue to remain protected under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution even after the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act’s implementation.
Ironically, the NPP’s lone Lok Sabha member, Agatha Sangma, had voted in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which is now a law.
The Conrad Sangma government has been under tremendous pressure from the public as well as opposition parties to bring the state under the purview of the ILP system.
On Friday, over 20,000 people gathered in front of the Raj Bhavan in Shillong demanding implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya.
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya had met Shah late on Friday night urging the Central government to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.
Assam and other states in the North East are witnessing agitations in the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The meetings were attended by chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya Sarbananda Sonowal, Pema Khandu and Conrad Sangma respectively.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has been at the forefront of the protests against the Bill across the Northeast.
Agatha is the daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker, the late PA Sangma, and sister of Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and the state’s Home Minister James Sangma.
The statement noted that CM Sangma also submitted a proposal amounting to about a thousand crore to the PM Narendra Modi.
Quite an efficient, Meghalaya’s Tura MP Agatha Sangma, ex-LS speaker PA Sangma's daughter, got engaged to a doctor at a quiet ceremony held in the state’s Garo Hills on Saturday.
The Opposition leader Mukul Sangma said that he will take up the issue with the National Green Tribunal.
The depth of the coal mine, the tunnels therein and the presence of about 70 feet water underneath made the task of the divers difficult.
The state government has been apprised of the situation, which arises due to the bye-poll and the Independence Day celebration taking place simultaneously.
The son of former Lok Sabha speaker son met the Meghalaya Governor earlier today to stake claim to form the government in the state, with the support of members from the BJP, UDP and HSPDP.