Sangma to write to Modi seeking change of date
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, April 11: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Tuesday lambasted the Centre over its intention to observe “Digital India Day” on Good Friday.
During an interaction with mediapersons, Dr Sangma informed that the Central government had communicated to the states that they wanted to have a digital India day on Good Friday.
However, according to the Chief Minister he had made it clear to the Centre that Meghalaya will not participate in the observance of “Digital India Day” on Good Friday.
“We should be candid in asking what their agenda is. Their agenda is revolving around the intention in decimating the secular fabric of this great tion which has ebled us to withstand the test of time,” Dr Sangma said even as he said that the country is going through challenging circumstance today.
The Chief Minister also asked the NDA government as to why it was selective in identifying dates to observe some tiol programmes, such as selecting Christmas Day for good governce day, Good Friday for Digital India day.
Dr Sangma asked if selecting dates which are of religious significance to the minorities is to margilize them. “We will articulate our concern to the Union government particularly to the Prime Minister. The government through the chief secretary has been told to inform the Union cabinet secretary and it is also necessary for me to express my concern on behalf of the people of the state and people belonging to minority communities with special reference to sentiments of people of Northeast which has major chunk of Christian minorities,” Dr Sangma said.