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Meghalaya government protests observing Digital India Day on Good Friday
Meghalaya government has said that it will not observe Digital India Day for which the Centre has fixed April 14 as the date, which is coinciding with Good Friday.

Meghalaya government expressed its strong opposition against the Centre's decision to observe Digital India Day on Good Friday. Good Friday is widely observed by the Christians of the state.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has said that the state government has decided not to participate in such programmes which aim to dilute the secular fabric of the nation.

"I will write to the Prime Minister as it is necessary for me to express concern on behalf of the people with special reference to the North East, which have a major chunk of Christian community," he said.

Sangma also said that the state government has officially intimated the Union Cabinet Secretary regarding the concerned matter.

Coming down heavily at the Centre's decision, Mukul said "We have to be candid in asking what is their agenda. The identification of dates observing Good Governance Day on Christmas and now Digital India Day on Good Friday are they (BJP-led NDA) trying to marginalise the minority?"

Sangma was mentioning the previous controversy that Modi led BJP government had generated by declaring 25th December as the Good Governance Day. The move had generated widespread criticism and was largely seen as BJP being an anti-minority party.

"BJP is creating a perception in the North East that everything is good with their style of functioning and the people of NE should accept them. This testimony is not based on facts,"

"Congress will provide a more stable government in Meghalaya, capable of turning round the whole socio-economic landscape of the state," he said expressing confidence that the ruling Congress will return to power after the state Assembly elections in 2018.

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