Guwahati: Amid the ongoing border row between the states of Assam and Mizoram, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday reiterated that Assam will maintain the status quo and peace between the borders of our state.
Owing to the border dispute on both sides at the Lailapur area of Cachar district, Assam CM also expressed his willingness to visit Aizawl for a discussion if needed.
Taking to Twitter, CM Sarma said, “I have just spoken to Hon’ble Chief Minister @ZoramthangaCM ji. I have reiterated that Assam will maintain the status quo and peace between the borders of our state. I have expressed my willingness to visit Aizawl and discuss these issues if need be.”
To which, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga replied back saying, “Hon’ble @himantabiswa ji, as discussed I kindly urge that Assam Police @assampolice be instructed to withdraw from Vairengte for the safety of civilians.”
APCC condemns firing on Assam State police personnel in Mizoram – Assam border
Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) vehemently condemns the firing on Assam State police personnel in Mizoram – Assam border.
“It is a matter of disgrace that just hours after the Union Home Minister Amit Shah left Assam that such an attack should happen on Assam police personnel and property of Assam Government. Just yesterday the Home Minister Sri Amit Shah himself had chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries of the North Eastern States to discuss interstate border dispute issues,” said Bobbeeta Sharma, Chairperson, Media Department, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee in a press statement.
“What transpired between them? What were the policies to mitigate the border disputes adopted? The Government should give assurance to the people residing in both the states that all disputes will be amicably settled,” Sharma questioned.
Instead, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee has observed that despite the meetings held in Shillong on the border issues a Twitter war is going on between the CM Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma and CM Mizoram Zoramthanga from this morning onwards. It has become a matter of great public concern as well as appalling humour that responsible persons like Chief Ministers both belonging to same NEDA alliance are openly arguing with each other on Twitter handles and they have also tagged the Home Minister and Prime Minister, alleged Bobbeeta Sharma.
“The BJP government seems to be running the country through Twitter handles and social media,” added Sharma.
The press statement also mentioned that Assam Pradesh Congress Committee contends that there is no clarity on the part of the BJP Government both in the states and at the Centre on the issues at hand. An atmosphere of uncertainty will further complicate matters. There is also a report that a mob has also man-handled a Mizo couple in the border area. The Government should ensure that the common people of both the states should not bear the brunt of their lackadaisical attitude. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee demands that the BJP Government should give a clear message on how the border dispute will be resolved.