Meghalaya MLA Sanbor Shullai has sought Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s intervention into the withdrawal of an FIR filed by Cachar BJP Youth Morcha president Amitesh Chakraborty against KSU president Lambokstar Marngar.

BJP MLA Shullai has requested Cachar BJP Youth Morcha president Amitesh Chakraborty to withdraw the FIR filed against Marngar.

Shullai, the Meghalaya government deputy chief whip, has written a letter to Assam finance minister Sarma, who is also the convenor of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), seeking his intervention into the case.

BJP MLA Shuilai said in the letter that an FIR was filed by Chakraborty against

Marngar in connection with the incident at lchamati after the murder of Khasi Students Union (KSU) member Lurshai Hynniewta.

The incident “still continues to be the centre of attention and the reason for the current unpleasant and unwanted developments”, Shullai stated in the letter.

“An incident like this, that unfortunately happened at Ichamati should have been prevented and avoided at all costs. This has led to an uneasy calm in the city of Shillong,” Shullai mentioned.

“The matter is a state affair and involvement or influence of elements from outside the state is not required. The matter is a local concern and should be best resolved peacefully by involving all the stakeholders of the state.

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The BJP MLA stated that all genuine non-tribals of the state have always been supportive of all local issues and have been living in peace with the tribals for generations.

Stating that the Northeastern states are all raising their concerns for the influx of illegal migrants, Shullai said: “A misunderstanding on such fragile issue can jeopardize the peace among the generation old genuine non-tribals of the state.”

The non-tribals of the state have been living in harmony with the Khasis, Jaintias and Garos tribes, who themselves, are highly peace-loving by nature, the MLA said.

“Thus as a responsible MLA of the BJP, I would request the president of BJYM Cachar District, Assam to kindly withdraw the FIR in best interest of the people of the state,” Shullai said in the letter.

“This will help in preventing downslide of the party and its image among its local bases.

“Rather we should look into a peaceful way of helping and working with local authorities and agencies to tackle the illegal immigrants issue and help strengthen the communal harmony prevalent among the genuine non-tribals and the tribals of the state,” Shullai stated.

Shullai has requested Chakraborty to withdraw the FIR filed against the KSU president Lambokstar Marngar “in the best interest of the people, state and the party”.

“The matter is of serious concern and would require your kind intervention to ensure that peace and communal harmony prevails in the state,” Shullai mentioned in his letter to BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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