The meeting of a delegation of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government with union home minister Amit Shah over the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) has been postponed.
The delegation, led by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma, which is camping in New Delhi, will now get an audience with union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday evening.
During the meeting, the MDA delegation will pressurize union home minister Amit Shah for the implementation of Inner Line Permit in the state, said sources.
Sources said the delegation waited to meet Shah on Wednesday night but the meeting was postponed to Thursday evening at 7 pm.
The delegation is camping in New Delhi since Tuesday.
On Thursday, union home minister Amit Shah will visit Arunachal Pradesh to attend the statehood day celebration at Itanagar.
“Maybe the meeting will take place after the return of Shah from Arunachal Pradesh,” sources said.
The last meeting of the Meghalaya delegation with Amit Shah in New Delhi was held on December 14 last year.
The state delegation has been waiting for more than two months to get an audience with Shah to formally hand over the resolution passed by the state Assembly and to discuss the ILP issue.
The Centre has been maintaining suspense till date whether or not the ILP system under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873 would be implemented in Meghalaya as it is being implemented in the four states of the Northeast – Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur.