CM, Council of Ministers urge Governor to approve MRSS Ordinance

Shillong, Dec 11: Meghalaya Chief Minster Conrad K Sangma and his council of ministers will leave for New Delhi to meet Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday to impress upon the Centre to put in strong measures to ensure protection of Meghalaya.

Conrad told reporters after a long meeting with the governor, Tathagata Roy.

The Chief minister along with other ministers urged the governor to approve the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Ordinance and bring administrator’s rule in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council.

He said that the governor sought some clarifications during the discussions and all doubts were cleared.

“The governor has assured to take a call after listening to all clarifications that the government has given on issue related to the Ordinance,” he said.

The state government seeks registration of people from outside who visit Meghalaya through the Ordinance.

Informing that a team of cabinet ministers would meet the home minister, Conrad said that the state government would continue to press that the Centre should find provisions to keep strengthening so that more insulation can be given to the people of the state.

“We wanted that Meghalaya as a whole should be exempted from the CAB and would again discuss this with the home minister,” he said.

On ILP demand he said that the government has been discussing with different organizations and the government also has been debating on this issue internally.

“We also have an ordinance in which the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act is being amended. The provisions made by the state are within our control and if the ordinance is approved, it will be a mechanism which will serve the same purpose like an ILP,” he said.