APHLC Leaders Meet Cabinet Minister James Sangma in Shillong

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Green signal for alliance of NPP-APHLC

DIPHU, Jan 05: The Northeastern wide movement for protection of rights of the indigenous tribes of Northeast India and also gearing up for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election the All Party Hill Leaders Conference (APHLC) president Mr. J.I. Kathar, IAS (retd) along with Mr. Jona Terang (General Secretary), Mr. Rajesh Tisso (Vice President), Mr. Angtong Engti (Spokesman), Mr. Kursing Timung (Secy. i/c organising) and Mr. Semson Teron (Secy. i/c Legal Cell) met Mr. James Sangma, Cabinet Minister of Home, Govt. of Meghalaya at his residence in Pankheti, Shillong, East Khasi Hills on Monday.

During the meeting NPP president for N.C Hills District was also present, informed Angtong Engti, Spokesman, APHLC.

As informed by Engti, the meeting started at 09:00 AM where Kathar briefed about the struggle led by the 24+ Organizations for correction of KAAC voter lists and exercising of the powers conferred by Paragraph 2 Sub-Paragraph 7 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India. He went on to state that even the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council and the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council is still following the obsolete Rules. On a happier note Sangma applauded the long struggle movement of the Hill tribes of Karbi Anglong.

“Kathar forwarded proposal for support from the NPP party in the upcoming election. Reacting on the proposal, Sangma said that MP ticket will be offered to him rather than supporting the APHLC. However, Kathar humbly rejected the offer stating logical reasons for it. In the end of the discussion went on to make path for alliance and uniting the MPs of Northeast India to raise united voice in the Parliament,” informed Engti.

It also informed that Sangma will call for another meeting soon to express his party’s decision on the alliance of NPP-APHLC.