Assam-Meghalaya CMs to meet Union HM Amit Shah for final agreement on inter-state border issue
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will soon meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah before taking a final decision to resolve the long pending dispute in atleast six areas between the two states.
This was informed after the fourth official meeting held between the two chief ministers on the boundary issue in Guwahati on January 12.
Addressing media persons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the meeting was fruitful but inconclusive.
“More or less we are almost completed to reach the agreement in those areas whichever we have already inspected. Now again both the chief ministers have directed to bring out all the detailed reports and thereafter one more meeting will be held between the two CMs,” he added.
Tynsong also informed that the two chief ministers will also be meeting the Union Home Minister.
“They will be meeting even the union home minister and hopefully before January 21 maybe they will come back and the final agreement will be made public to both the states of Assam and Meghalaya,” he said.
This was after the six Regional Committees - 3 from Meghalaya and 3 from Assam have already submitted their respective reports to the two chief ministers after conducting field visits and inspections to the six areas of difference and a series of discussions.
It may be mentioned that the first meeting was held at Shillong on July 23, 2021 followed by the second meeting at Guwahati on August 6, 2021.
When asked, the deputy chief minister said the meeting could take place because the two chief ministers are determined to resolve the long pending boundary dispute once and for all.
He however said vested interests are always there as they do not want this issue to be resolved as if it is resolved their interest will not be there anymore.
“Therefore, I am telling you sincerely both the chief ministers are determined to resolve this issue once and for all and this is for the interest of both the states – Meghalaya and Assam,” Tynsong reiterated.
The six disputed areas under the first phase include Tarabari, Gizang, Fahala, Baklapara, Khanapara (Pilingkata) and Ratachera.
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