Assam, Meghalaya CMs meet on inter-state border issue in Guwahati

Assam and Meghalaya on August 6 decided to resolve the inter-state border dispute issues in phase-wise manner.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma met his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati for the second round of CM-level talks over the border dispute. They said that six out of 12 disputed areas have been identified and will be resolved on priority basis.

Both states have decided to form three committees from each side, headed by cabinet ministers. The committees will visit the six identified locations, the meeting decided.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, from Assam side there is no dispute. “Dispute arose because Meghalaya’s claim of territory in 12 locations. All 12 disputes can’t be resolved at once, hence we’re moving step by step with 6 locations,” he told reporters.

The six locations are in three districts of Assam and three districts of Meghalaya.

As a gesture of goodwill, both chief ministers will visit Langpih area to give assurance to the people that complicated issues such as Langpih will be resolved.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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