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Bandh, picketing pose roadblock for development: CM

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SHILLONG: Protests in the form of bandh calls and office picketing have become impediments in the path of the State’s development, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma observed on Friday.

“There are other ways of protesting without affecting the development process,” the Chief Minister said after inaugurating the college building of Mairang Presbyterian Science College at Lumsohkhlur, West Khasi Hills District on Friday.

He also reiterated that the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) would not help in addressing the problem of influx.

“We have existing laws like the Land Transfer Act to check illegal migration. What is needed is a thorough discussion and deliberation on the existing laws to make them more effective,” the Chief Minister stated.

“Meghalaya is one of the most progressive states in the country; let us not disturb the trend. We should instead work together to ensure that the aspirations of the people of the State are achieved,” Dr Sangma said.

Dr Sangma also informed the gathering that the process of setting up of three International Schools in the State would be completed soon.

“We need to have our own engineering and medical colleges which can produce our own doctors, engineers, professors and other professionals so that the State can become self-reliant with regards to availability of man power,” the Chief Minister added.

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