SHILLONG: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Meghalaya has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi requesting the inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
The Party has also requested the intervention of Prime Minister’s Office for the solution of boundary dispute between Meghalaya and Assam, the early passing and implementation of Village Administration Bill (VAB) empowering local chiefs to exercise their powers constitutionally. According to the party this will help the State to preserve and protect their ethnic culture, custom and tradition and the real identity of Meghalaya can be preserved.
In the letter the party has also requested the PM to waiver the farmer loans of the farmers in the state of Meghalaya beside others.
The party has highlighted that since the inception of the State in the year 1972 the condition of villages have not changed, literally no development noticed in rural areas, no roads, electricity condition is bad, no health centre in villages, education scam, unemployment of youths are on the rise as no job opportunities available in the State, effect on the economy due to NGT ban on coal mining etc.
The party has also requested the intervention of Prime Minister’s Office to initiate peace negotiations from the militant organizations existing in Meghalaya.
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