Amit Shah
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The BJP-backed MDA government will flag pending issues including the resolution on Inner Line Permit (ILP), Meghalaya-Assam inter-state boundary dispute before Union home minister Amit Shah, who will visit Shillong on Saturday.

Shah, who is the chairman of the North Eastern Council (NEC), will chair the plenary session of the NEC during his one-day visit to Meghalaya on January 23.

Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong while confirming the visit of Shah told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday that the state cabinet discussed the coming of the Union home minister to the state.

The Cabinet decided that an appointment would be sought for a meeting of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government with home minister Shah on January 23, Tynsong said.

Security arrangements have been made for the visit of the Union home minister.

Tynsong said the visit of the Union home minister to Shillong has been confirmed where he would attend the NEC plenary session and thereafter, he would leave Shillong for Guwahati.

The NEC plenary session will be held at the state convention centre.

The Union home minister is the chairman of the NEC.

Union DoNER minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Governors and chief ministers of states in the Northeast will take part in the plenary session.

Tynsong said the Union home minister would arrive in Shillong at around 10 am and attend the NEC plenary session at around 11 am.

On the issues to be raised by the MDA government, Tynsong said pending issues like the resolution on ILP, inclusion of the Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule, issues related to the Sixth Schedule, and the pending inter-state boundary issue, would be flagged before the home minister.

Led by the National People’s Party (NPP), the MDA government is also backed by the BJP and other political parties.

The delegation of the MDA government would be led by the Cabinet ministers to meet Shah.

Tynsong said an appointment has been sought for the meeting, and the office of the Union home minister will confirm the same.

Tynsong informed that few applications have been received from some organizations which have wanted to meet the Union home minister during his visit to Shillong.

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