SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that the rejection of the plea by the State to impose administrator’s rule in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) by Governor Tathagata Roy should not be seen as a tussle between the government and the office of the Governor.
“The Governor has taken a call based on his viewpoint and accordingly we will decide on how to move forward,” Conrad told media persons on Tuesday.
On the threat of losing another No-Confidence Motion in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), the Chief Minister said that in Garo Hills he was quite sure that nothing is going to happen.
“In Khasi Hills may be there were some internal issue. I will be meeting the MDCs today,” he said.
“We are trying to resolve the issue that are there and that could have been there and try to find out what are the reasons, what problems happen and we will do a post mortem and then decide how to move forward,” Conrad added.
On the issue of the Ordinance on the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA), he said that the state government was waiting for the Governor’s assent.
When asked if the MRSSA would have an adverse impact on tourism in the state, Conrad said that it will not have any negative impact.
The Chief Minister said that tourists register even now.
“But they register when they go to the hotel. All we are saying is register with us (government). That same registration will be applicable in the hotel too. There is no impact at all when the tourist comes into the state and goes into the hotel. When you go to Bombay or Delhi you also have to give ID card and we are also asking for the ID. It is the same registration process but it will done in a centralised way,” Conrad said.