Shillong, March 3: Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said that the opposition tiol People's Party (NPP) wanted to use the non-inclusion of the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule in the calendar of business during the budget session of the Parliament against the State government.
"The NPP wants to use it as a missile against us. Such a statement by the NPP to say that we are lying is uncalled for," Dr Sangma said.
According to the Chief Minister, the term of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) was extended for the fourth time after the Home Ministry indicated that the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution will be taken up during the budget session.
Dr Sangma informed that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had written to the State government indicating the amendment will be taken up during the budget session.
"It is incumbent upon the Union government to fulfill their commitment," Dr Sangma said.
The Chief Minister also said that he has requested the Government of India to share with the State government the draft amendment as soon as it is ready.
Dr Sangma also said that he will send a delegation to follow up the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule.