By Ibankyntiew Mawrie
Meghalaya’s Leader of Opposition (LO) Dr Mukul Sangma on Thursday has requested the state government to recall the Meghalaya Residents’ Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) Amendment Bill 2020 and to implement the act in its original form.
"If the MRSSA Amendment Bill 2020 is likely to be delayed, we subscribe the idea of recalling the bill and ensure that MRSSA 2016 is operationalised in its original form without further delay in the best interest of the state,” Sangma told media persons after his meeting with the Governor, Satya Pal Malik.
Sangma also said that he will be writing to Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma to apprise him of the meeting with the governor and to request the government to recall the amendment bill.
The former CM said that the act which was passed in 2016 during his tenure, was a culmination of a long-drawn discussion with all stakeholders and has provisions which can protect the indigenous people and curb the influx.