The Meghalaya government will hold talks with the Assam government on the vexed inter-state boundary dispute after the Lok Sabha elections.
This was informed by chief minister Conrad K Sangma in Assembly while replying to the debate on the Governor’s Address on Tuesday
“After the Lok Sabha polls, we will negotiate with our counterpart to move forward and find solution to this sensitive issue,” he said while responding to the members of the Assembly who raised the issue during the course of their debate.
The chief minister said that the state government has been able to stop many incidents that could create trouble along the inter-state border, and lauded the prompt action and initiatives taken by the district administrations and police, besides elected representatives.
He also assured steps to ensure protection and safety of the people residing along the inter-state border.
Highlighting various initiatives of the present MDA government, the chief minister said that the present government has managed to overcome ‘huge turbulence’ left by the previous government.
On the delay to rebuild a new building of the State Assembly, the chief minister informed that the present government was determined that construction of the new Assembly building should complete within 36 months.
Meghalaya has lost its beautiful old Assembly building at Khyndai Lad was reduced to ashes in a devastating fire on January 9, 2001.
The historical Burma teak structure, made in Gothic style by the British before Independence, had hosted a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministerial meeting in 1986.
Conrad, however, exuded confidence that by 2022, the budget estimates of the state would be presented in the new house. The new building will come up at Mawdiangdiang in the New Shillong Township.