Govt alive to ILP, language issues: CM


Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday said the government was pursuing the issue of inner line permit (ILP) and that of inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India with the Centre.

“The ball is in the court of the central government,” he told reporters here on Thursday. “We are pursuing with them and we need to continue lobbying and working with the government of India on both the matters,” he said.

He said the state government had done its part by passing official resolutions in the assembly. He was reacting to a recent protest staged by the opposition All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) for the government’s failure to push for the demand of ILP.