SHILLONG: The Opposition Congress in Meghalaya has accused the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government of not being serious concerning the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (earlier 2016) as the government had delayed in heading to Delhi and discuss the Bill with central BJP leaders before it was passed in Lok Sabha.
Congress Legislature Party (CLP) spokesperson HM Shiangpliang while speaking to The Sentinel via phone said, “What is the point for the Cabinet Ministers and the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma to head to Delhi and meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh but were unable to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express their concern over the Bill.”
He further said that thus the delegation from Meghalaya wasted public money. “The meeting with Rajnath Singh was just a formality for them as they had reached Delhi,” he added.
He raised questions on the next move of the MDA government which has two BJP MLAs in the alliance on their next course of action in making sure that the interest of the people of Meghalaya are protected.
“I’m an MLA from Mawsynram constituency and it shares an international border with Bangladesh. Because of this Bill, many people from my constituency are uncertain and afraid as what the future holds if the Bill becomes an Act,” he said.
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