GUWAHATI: The Assam state unit of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Monday said that the BJP-led Assam government’s ‘inability’ to resolve the Assam-Mizoram border dispute is quite unfortunate.
AAP Assam state coordinator Dr Bhaben Choudhury said, “The state government of Assam has helplessly showcased its incapability by not resolving the Assam-Mizoram border dispute that sparked months back.”
Stressing that the BJP-led state government has completely failed in dealing with the border dispute, Choudhury said, “Mizo miscreants have entered 3 kms inside Assam territory besides destroying school building located inside Assam land. It is unfortunate to see that the state government has still been maintaining silence even after so much of happenings at a time when there is BJP government both at the Centre as well as in the state.”
However, expressing his concern over the border imbroglio, Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “All the states of Northeast have been coexisting harmoniously since decades. The constitution of India has recognised a boundary demarcating each state of the region. We must maintain this age-old status. We cannot escape from this constitutional line. Government of India has also been observing the development and putting it’s all out efforts to find a permanent solution.”
The chief minister highlighted that as directed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Secretary to the Ministry of Home, government of India, recently talked with the respective Director General of Polices (DGPs) and Chief Secretaries of both Assam and Mizoram and made it clear that the Mizoram police must withdraw its forces who entered the forest areas of Assam.
He added, “We must maintain communal harmony and peaceful coexistence. We must help each other.”