Deputy Prime Minister Preston Tinson of Meghalaya. File
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Meghalaya Deputy Prime Minister Preston Tinson said the BJP-led central government had ignored calls to implement an Interior Line Permit (ILP) in the northeastern provinces and include Khasi and Gallo languages in Annex 8. claimed. of the constitution.
The National Party deputy leader said he was saddened by the way the BJP was “playing politics” on issues affecting the people of Meghalaya and hoped voters would “punish” the Saffron Party.
He said, “The BJP is responsible for not including Khasi and Garo in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. He is also responsible for the lack of ILP implementation in the state. They ignored relevant decisions of the Meghalaya Legislature, where the party was also part of the state government. We will definitely lose the polls,” Tinson said in an interview with PTI.
The Meghalaya Legislature passed resolutions on two issues, asking the Center to address them. Elections for the 60 members of the House of Representatives will take place on his February 27th, and the tally will take place on his March 2nd.
Tinsong said Prime Minister Konrad K. Sangma led a delegation to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah several times in the past, urging them to consider the two demands. “But they didn’t pay much attention to it,” he argued.
His ILP in British times is an official travel document that allows him to travel to protected areas for a specified period of time. A senior NPP leader asserted that the people “will remain a distant dream for their hopes of punishing the BJP and establishing a government in Meghalaya.”
“On March 2nd, the NPP will exceed the number needed to form the government itself…” he added, while Congress said on the issue of his ILP that it now fits into the new I said it was a practical law. Meghalaya State Assembly Speaker Vincent Parra said tribal peoples, whether historically in the northeast or elsewhere in India, were aware and fearful that their land, wealth and jobs were being taken away by the majority. “As a democracy, we need a government that understands your concerns,” he told PTI.
He said the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution was designed to protect the interests of tribal peoples. , we need a balanced law that we have to prosper,” he said.
He said the parliament is not against the ILP and that equality must be maintained given the potential of the people of Meghalaya. “Tribes need protection, and the best way to do that is not to stop people from coming here, but to give more rights to the local people,” he said.