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Meghalaya Health Minister meets BJP central leader

 SHILLONG, Oct 17 - Meghalaya Health Minister Alexander Laloo Hek, also a BJP MLA, has met the party’s national general secretary BL Santhosh in Delhi and discussed issues related to strengthening the saffron party in the State, besides other matters.

 During the meeting on Friday, Hek told Santhosh that the saffron party has the potential to win several seats in Shillong and the Garo Hills regions in elections, a release stated.

The Meghlalaya Health Minister also urged Santhosh to look into the issue of changing the present North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Vice Chancellor.

The saffron party’s central leader assured Hek of taking up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah the matter of militant outfit Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council’s offer for dialogue.

The Health Minister briefed Santhosh on the steps taken by the State administration to mitigate the COVID-19 crisis. Hek also apprised Santhosh of the financial situation of the State and urged him for central assistance to fight the pandemic.

The BJP is a coalition partner in the Conrad Sangma Government in the State. – PTI

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