GUWAHATI: Assam government asserted today that there would be no compromise with state borders even if the Centre agreed to demand by NSCN(IM) regarding formation of ‘Nagalim’ (Greater Nagaland) during ongoing discussion with the group, according to reports.
“There will be no compromise regarding boundary of Assam even if the Centre says so in the talks with NSCN(IM). We’ll intimate our stand to the Centre,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rockybul Hussain said in the Assembly.
He was responding to a query from former Chief Minister and AGP MLA Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.
“Reports are saying that the tripartite talks with NSCN (IM) have reached the final stage. The reports are quoting sources from the Union Home Ministry. So will there be any compromise of Assam land if the Centre agrees to Nagalim demand?” Mahanta said.
Mahanta cited reports that the talks with NSCN(K) was also progressing well with the Centre.
“Will Assam be leaving some of its land to Nagalim? What will be Assam government’s stand in this regards?” Mahanta asked.
(With inputs from agencies)