Meghalaya cabinet approves repealing of gaming act

Conrad Sangma
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma | File photo

The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA 2.0) government on March 9 held its first cabinet meeting and approved the repeal of Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, 2021 in the upcoming assembly’s budget session, which starts from March 20.

Under the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, it was earlier decided to open casinos in the state. However, several church forums and pressure groups had vehemently opposed the move.

“As you are aware we had passed an ordinance to repeal the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act, 2021. Today as the session is on, we are going to put it in the form of a bill (so that) the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act will be repealed,” chief minister Conrad Sangma told reporters after chairing the cabinet meeting.

Sangma said the cabinet has also approved the Contingency Fund of Meghalaya (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

The cabinet also decided that the government would have three official spokespersons. They are Ampareen Lyngdoh, Paul Lyngdoh and Marcuise N Marak.

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