The state government has issued advisory to VIPs and individuals to coordinate their movements with district administration for security covers, after the fall out of recent attempts to assassinate two Congress leaders in Garo Hills. The announcement was made by Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma in the city on Wednesday. It did not come as a surprise to any quarter of the society; it only confirmed the severest breakdown of Law and Order in Garo Hills.
The climax which attracted the government’s attention was the attempted assassination of State C&RD Minister Saleng A Sangma and Congress working president Deborah C Marak, both narrowly escaped when militants attacked them while they were attending programs on November 24 last during the closing ceremony of a football tournament at Rongbinggre in East Garo Hills district.
Chief Minister justified that the issuance of travel advisory assumes significance as the candidates for the ensuing 2013 elections are campaigning in the interior villages of the state even as he admitted that militants are trying to get themselves involved in the electioneering process which is due in less than a couple of months.