The Assam Government will work for resolving the border disputes among the Northeast states.
This was stated by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in an interview with news agency PTI.
CM Sarma said that inter-state border disputes among the Northeast states is a major stumbling block in taking a unified policy for the region.
He said that resolving border disputes among Northeast states will be the Assam Governments priority.
“Rivalry in maintaining the borders and these have acted as a stumbling block towards developing a unified policy for the development of the region,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
“Resolving border disputes among our sister states and bringing uniformity in various policy approaches like tourism, infrastructure development and connectivity, which will go a long way in the development of the region, are among the important objectives of my government,” CM Sarma said.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that being a chief minister does have some drawbacks in regards to resolving border disputes with other states, but it also has some positives.
“It can be an asset because of the relationship we have established with our colleagues in the other states over a period of time which can be utilised for solving these issues. So, there are both pluses and minuses,” the Assam Chief Minister said.
Notably, Himanta Biswa Sarma, apart from being the chief minister of Assam, is also the convenor of NEDA (Northeast Democratic Alliance), which is the Northeast version of NDA in the Centre.
Earlier, Assam CM Himata Biswa Sarma had said that all Northeast states must keep its characteristics of being part of seven sisters.
“On one hand we say that we are the seven sisters and on the other hand keep fighting among ourselves over various issues. This must not be the case. All Northeast States must keep its characteristics of being part of seven sisters,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had said.