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Assam-Meghalaya border row: Key CM level meet held in Guwahati

First Published: 18th January, 2022 10:46 IST

In a bid to resolve the long pending Assam-Meghalaya border dispute, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a crucial closed door meeting with his Meghalaya counterpart, Conrad Sangma, in

In a bid to resolve the long pending Assam-Meghalaya border dispute, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a crucial closed door meeting with his Meghalaya counterpart, Conrad Sangma, in Guwahati on January 17. When asked about the details of the meeting, the Meghalaya chief minister said that efforts are being made to improve on the points made by both the state governments. Conrad Sangma, however, added that today’s meet was an unofficial one.

Conrad Sangma added that the border issue is a very complicated one and informal meetings are being held as part of the sincere efforts made by both states to resolve the dispute at the earliest.

Besides, Conrad Sangma said that both the state governments’ desire to arrive at a conclusion on the 6 areas of dispute out of the total 12, before January 21st.

Meanwhile, responding to a query on the demand for convening a special session on the border issue, Sangma said the government is already in touch with the concerned stakeholders in this regard.

Assam govt has called for an all-party meet today to discuss the interstate border issue.

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