Six out of 12 areas of difference will be taken up for resolution in the “first phase” to bring an end to decades-long Assam-Meghalaya border dispute.
This was informed by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday, while briefing representatives of all political parties in the state.
“Our efforts to resolve Assam-Meghalaya border row have started bearing fruits as 6 of the 12 areas of difference have been identified for resolution in the first phase,” said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
He added: “The areas of differences taken up for final settlement are: Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata and Ratacherra.”
“A roadmap for amicable settlement has been prepared based on recommendations of three regional committees with representatives from both the states,” CM Sarma further said.
CM Sarma, on Tuesday, interacted with representatives of different political parties in Assam over the issue of border dispute with neighbouring Meghalaya.
The meeting was held at the State Guest House in Koinadhara, Guwahati.
CM Sarma briefed the representatives of all the political parties on the developments in the border dispute talks with Meghalaya.
“During an interaction, briefed representatives of all political parties on the progress made so far,” said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Assam ministers Ranoj Pegu and Ashok Singhal, leader of opposition – Debabrata Saikia, MLAs, chief secretary Jishnu Barua, senior government officials and representatives of all parties were present in the meeting.
“We have reached this stage after several rounds of CM-level talks on the matter,” the Assam chief minister said.
Notably, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma, on Monday, held one more crucial round on meetings on the vexed border issue between the two states.