Shillong: The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA 2.0) government on Thursday 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the session is on we are going to put it in the form of a Bill (so that) the Meghalaya Regulation of Gaming Act will be repealed,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told reporters after chairing the cabinet meeting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 government spokespersons. These are Ampareen Lyngdoh, Paul Lyngdoh and Marcuise N Marak.