MPCC chief Vincent Pala seeks to discuss border issue with Assam CM; to visit Guwahati today
The newly-appointed president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Vincent Pala, will be visiting Assam to discuss the ongoing border disputes between the two states, on Sunday. “We (Northeast MP's Forum) have sought an appointment with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. I will request him that we maintain the status quo on this issue keeping the best interest of the people in mind,” he said.
Pala, who is also the secretary-general of the Northeast MP’s Forum, will be attending a meeting with the forty-one members of the forum in Guwahati and discuss several issues including the “sensitive” border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam. “I will discuss the border issue with members of the forum. We must maintain peace and tranquility along the borders to ensure smooth movement between states. After all, we are all Indians; we are all brothers and sisters in the Northeast," the Lok Sabha MP from Shillong said.
Pala said that the border issue cannot be solved between Chief Ministers alone. “Let’s say, one chief minister agrees for give-and-take with another but the people living in the border areas are not happy, that will again create problems in the future. That's why I say, in this regard, the give-and-take policy is not right. Discussions and the consultation with all the stakeholders, especially with the people, is the way forward," he concluded.
(Edited by Debarun Borthakur)
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