The Centre is yet to take a decision with regard to students of Meghalaya, whose studies have been affected by the violence in Manipur.
This was informed by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday.
Sangma told reporters that the Meghalaya delegation led by him had met the Union Health minister and the Union Agriculture minister during their visit to New Delhi on Tuesday.
“We had proposed to both of them (central ministers) that the students who are studying in RIMS and in CAU in Imphal whether they can be provided space or a slot here in Shillong either in RIMS for the medical or anywhere closer in the NE and in the Barapani campus of CAU, where the students of agriculture can come for at least one year,” he said.
He however said, “We got a very positive response from the minister but a decision has not been taken.”
“I think a decision will be taken with the home minister and other cabinet ministers but both the ministers were very positive and they said yes it was a very good suggestion and we will positively examine,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sangma, who is also the National People’s Party (NPP) national president, appealed to all concerned to work together and find a peaceful and long-lasting solution to end the violence in Manipur.
“I appeal that we should work constructively in a positive manner by bringing everybody together and finding a peaceful and long-lasting solution,” he said.
Stating that this is not the time to blame anybody for the situation in Manipur, Sangma said, “If you notice we have not been blaming anybody. We have simply been saying that we need to take steps. It is a very complicated matter. You have to understand. It is very easy for you to blame this and blame that. One has to understand the background of how things happened and the complication in which decisions had to be taken.”
“Yes, there is much more to be done. There is a lot of work to be done. In fact a lot of steps to be taken politically also and from the administration side also but I don’t think blaming anybody will really add or resolve the problem out here,” he asserted.