Assam CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma have apprised the home minister about the outcome of their discussions on resolving the border disputes
Guwahati: Assam and Meghalaya Chief Ministers met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday evening in New Delhi. Assam CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma have apprised the home minister about the outcome of their discussions on resolving the border disputes.
Assam and Meghalaya had earlier constituted three regional committees consisting of senior cabinet ministers in their respective states. The committees after consultations with locals and field study decided to amicably resolve the border disputes in six areas of the Assam-Meghalaya border. The recommendations by the regional committees were approved by the state cabinet of Assam and Meghalaya. Earlier both the CMs held all-party meetings to discuss the outcome of the regional committee's study and its outcomes.
Assam CM Dr Sarma said both Assam and Meghalaya are happy with the initiative taken by home minister Amit Shah to resolve the border disputes. He tweeted, " I along with HCM Meghalaya Sri @SangmaConrad met Adarniya Griha Mantri Sri @AmitShah ji in New Delhi. We apprised Hon HM on the outcomes of discussions held between the Assam & Meghalaya governments to resolve the border disputes amicably. We're grateful for his guidance,"
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma also tweeted: "Called on Hon'ble HM, @AmitShah ji with HCM of Assam, @himantabiswa ji and apprised him of the reports of the Regional Committees. He expressed happiness at the initiative taken by both the States in the matter. MHA will examine the reports & we will meet him again post 26th Jan".
CM Dr Sarma on Wednesday said the two states would submit their recommendations to the Centre and urge it to take the matter forward as it would require approval in the parliament.
The Union Home Ministry is now expected to finalise a "conclusion" but more or less the structure has been reached after a long-drawn exercise between the two states, CM Sangma had said.