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Assam Meghalaya Border dispute- CM Sarma holds all party meet, apprises student organisations

In a step to solve the long-pending Assam Meghalaya border dispute, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held meetings with all the political parties of the state followed by a

In a step to solve the long-pending Assam Meghalaya border dispute, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held meetings with all the political parties of the state followed by a sitting with the different student organizations of Assam at the Koinadhara State Guest house in Guwahati. 

The all-party meet chaired by Chief Minister Sarma saw the participation of opposition Congress & AIUDF leaders among others. The meeting delved on the reports submitted by the three regional committees formed by the Assam government on the border row with Meghalaya. The Assam Government’s stand on the entire issue was also conveyed to the opposition.

Speaking to the media, West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita said that Assam would be giving away some portions of its territories as part of the give and take policy. Kalita said that the government would be giving away some portions of the areas of Pilingkata, Baklapara and Langpi to Meghalaya.

Significantly, Congress expressed displeasure over the developments and demanded a special session of the Assembly. CLP leader Debabrata Saikia stated that the Congress party is not happy with the government’s proposal and has demanded the holding of a special assembly session over the matter.

Following this, the Assam Chief Minister met representatives of different students organisations which included All Assam Students Union, All Bodoland Students Union, All Assam Rabha Students Union, Garo Students Union as well as the Gorkha Students Union on the inter-state border issue with Meghalaya.

The Chief Minister apprised the representatives about the progress made in efforts to resolve the long-pending dispute. Speakling to the media later AASU Chief Adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya welcomed the Assam Government’s decisive move to solve the border issue with Meghalaya. He added that Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has issued directives to the respective district administrations to make arrangements so that the students’ bodies can visit the 6 areas of dispute between both the states at their request.

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First Published: 18th January, 2022 21:59 IST

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