Sarbananda Sonowal seen with Conrad K Sangma.
Sarbananda Sonowal seen with Conrad K Sangma.

The chief ministers’ level talks on the inter-state boundary issue between Meghalaya and Assam will take place after the Budget session of the Meghalaya Assembly.

The ten-day budget session of the Meghalaya Assembly will be held from March 13 to 26 next.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma said when he spoke with Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday, he has also shared concern on the long pending boundary dispute.

“We expect to meet at the earliest after the Budget session, and the date will be finalized mutually,” Sangma said.

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Sangma said that the situation at Umwali in Langpih area of West Khasi Hills district is under control and the discussion at the high level was made in view of the situation, and both forces have been asked to restraint.

Allegedly the Assam Police had wanted to set up its camp on a plot of land belonging to the resident of Meghalaya at Umwali village.

After strong opposition from the villagers, more personnel of the Assam Police along with the personnel of the 11th Gorkha Regimen stationed in the area which has escalated the tension further.

Sangma told  Sonowal that status quo must be maintained as far as the boundary dispute in Umwali and both the forces have been asked to restraint so that the situation does not escalate further.

“At present, the situation is under control,” Sangma said.

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