Meghalaya: Mukul writes to Conrad on current impasse, coronavirus outbreak
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Meghalaya: Mukul writes to Conrad on current impasse, coronavirus outbreak

TNT Bureau

Shillong, Mar 05:

Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma has written to Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma asking him to hold an all party meet to come out with the collective solution to end the current impasse.

"I have written to the Chief Minister on the need to convene an all party meeting," Dr Sangma told reporters here today. It may be mentioned that the Leader of Opposition had sent a letter to Conrad today.


Govt needs to review Meghalayan Age Festival

Meanwhile, Dr Sangma said that the State Government needs to review if it is the right time to hold the Meghalayan Age Festival in view of the advisory pertaining to the instances of corona virus cases being detected in the country.

"Majority of the States have postponed their events in view of the advisory. The tweets of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal show similar concern on the instances of corona viruses being detected," Leader of Opposition said.

Stating that the visiting tourists from abroad were identified to have been affected by Corona Virus, Dr Sangma said that these are indicatives of the situation across the country.


"I want to ask the Government if it is the right to have a programme where you expect thousands of people to gather to a place. We expect the Government will be guided by certain amount of wisdom," he said.

Hospitality Sector in the State badly hit

The Opposition leader has also stated the hospitality sector has been badly affected in view of the law and order problem.

"There is a negative narrative of the State of Meghalaya at present. We were told that all the bookings in the hotels have been cancelled. To recover from this negative impact on the hospitality sector, it will take some time," Dr Sangma said after attending the meeting of the hoteliers along with the party MLAs which was held at Hotel Polo Tower today.

He suggested that there is a need to explore on the ways and means on how to collectively engage in something that can reverse the negative perception about the state.


"We need to generate all the positive stories about the State to connect with the rest of the world," he said.

The Northeast Today