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Do not delay giving assent to MRSSA 2019: CoMSO urges Meghalaya Governor



Newmai News Network

Shillong | December 2

 

The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) has urged Governor Tathagata Roy not to delay in giving his assent to the Meghalaya Residential Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) 2019 as amended.

 

This has come after the Governor had met a delegation of the CoMSO on Monday and had not given them a time frame of when he will give his assent to the MRSSA.

 

It may be noted here that the state government of Meghalaya had passed the Bill for over a month now and it is now lying pending with the Governor.

 

Reacting to this, CoMSO leader, Robertjune Kharjahrin said, “When any Bill is passed by the state government it is obvious that it has gone through the law department which has done a thorough study of the Bill before it is sent to the Governor. If the office of the Governor tries to go through the same procedure that the government has already done to re-study the Bill then we totally differ with this system.”

 

Kharjahrin opined that the Governor should listen to the suggestions and decision of the Council of the Ministers and of the State Government. “We urge the Governor to respect the decision of the government that has been chosen by its people to protect them,” he said in this regard.

 

He then said that in a democratic setup, the Governor is only an observer and that the decision lies with the representatives who are elected by the people.

 

“We are hopeful that the Governor who is also a creation of the Constitution of India respects the people’s decision and gives his assent to the ordinance,” he added.

 

Kharjahrin also said before the government of India implements the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) the Governor has to give his approval to the ordinance.

 

Stating that CoMSO will soon sit for a meeting to discuss the CAB, he further threatened that CoMSO will take strong steps if the Governor further delays giving his assent to the ordinance.

 

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