Meghalaya-Assam CM level meeting on boundary dispute in April

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SHILLONG | March 17:

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong today informed that Assam Chief Minister, Sarbanda Sonowal is yet to give the date for holding of the Chief Minister Level meeting to discuss the long pending inter-State boundary dispute.

"It is confirmed that the meeting will be held in April. Any convenient date will be intimidated by the Assam Chief Minister," Tynsong said while speaking to reporters here today.

According to him, Assam Chief Minister has already communicated to Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma for holding the Chief Minister Level meeting in April.

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It may be mentioned that this will be the first ever Chief Ministerial level talks on border issue between the MDA coalition and Assam government.

The proposed meeting will take place following tensed situation along Langpih recently after Assam Police's alleged attempt to set up a border outpost in Umwali village, which has created resentment among the local residents of Meghalaya.

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It may be mentioned that on February 19, officials of the Kamrup district administration of Assam went to Lampi to survey for construction of a Border Outpost (BOP), however, they were stopped by the district administration of West Khasi Hills and residents of Meghalaya, who claimed that the area falls in Meghalaya.

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