India News | Border Row: Assam and Meghalaya CMs to meet Amit Shah today in Delhi
By Payal Mehta
New Delhi [India], Jan 20 (ANI): A vital meeting regarding the resolution of the border dispute between neighboring states of Assam and Meghalaya will be held with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday evening in the nation’s capital.
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will travel together from Guwahati for this meeting.
The two chief ministers are expected to meet the Home Minister after 6 p.m. and then the two leaders will return to Guwahati right after the meeting.
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On Tuesday, after his cabinet meeting, Conrad Sangma had said, “Our cabinet endorsed the recommendations of the 3 regional committees as a process to resolve the Meghalaya-Assam border issue. These recommendations along with the recommendations of the government of Assam would be further discussed and submitted to the Union Home Secretary.”
Assam Chief Minister Sarma also held a multi-party meeting on Tuesday and tweeted: “Our efforts to resolve the Assam-Meghalaya border line have started bearing fruit as 6 out of 12 areas of divergence have been identified for be resolved in the first phase. During an interaction, briefed representatives of all political parties on the progress made so far.”
“Sought their cooperation in our mutually agreed principles to resolve the long-standing issue. Also informed them of the smooth talks which led to the capture of 6 areas – Ratacherra, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata, Hahim and Gizang – to find amicable solutions,” Sarma added.
On Tuesday, the Assam government in its cabinet also endorsed the recommendations made by various committees to resolve the Assam-Meghalaya dispute.
In at least two rounds of meetings between the two chief ministers since August last year, three committees from each of the two states have been formed to submit the recommendations so that a long-term solution can be provided for resolve the border dispute between the two states. (ANI)
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