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Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma, accompanied by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong, meeting union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. Image credit – Northeast Now

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma met union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and discussed with him some issues including the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

During his meeting with the union home minister, chief minister Conrad Sangma was accompanied by deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong.

The bill has been listed to be tabled in the upcoming winter session of Parliament which will commence on Monday.

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The Central government is likely to push for passage of the CAB that seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

The BJP-led NDA government introduced the bill in its previous tenure.

It was passed in the last Lok Sabha but the government could not table it in Rajya Sabha following protests from different quarters.

The bill lapsed following dissolution of the last Lok Sabha.

The chief minister also discussed with Shah the proposed Sixth Schedule amendment, Them Ïew Mawlong (Sweeper’s Lane) issue besides other important issues.

He also invited the union home minister to come and inaugurate the police academy in Meghalaya.

While sharing a few pictures of his meeting with the union home minister, chief minister Conrad Sangma on his Twitter handle stated: “Called on Hon’ble Home Minister

@AmitShah along with Dy CM Prestone Tynsong, issues like the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Sixth Schedule, the Punjabi lane matter & other important issues were discussed.”

“Invited Hon’ble HM to come and inaugurate the police academy in Meghalaya,” he added.

Earlier, the Meghalaya chief minister called on union minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur.

The CM apprised union minister Thakur about the financial condition of Meghalaya.

Sangma tweeted: “Held meeting with Hon’ble MOS @FinMinIndia @ianuragthakur

ji in Delhi and apprised him on financial position of the State and measures taken to increase revenue.”

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