Border row: Assam-Meghalaya CMs to meet Amit Shah today
Guwahati: The chief minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma and the chief minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma will meet with Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday.
The leaders will present their recommendations for resolving the decades-old border conflicts between the two northeastern states during the conference.
Sangma on Wednesday stated that the meeting will take place in Delhi after 6 p.m.
He further stated that the recommendations of the Meghalaya regional committees and the Assam government would be forwarded to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for further action.
The ministers of Assam and Meghalaya have agreed to a ‘give-and-take’ formula to end the five-decade boundary conflict between the two states. Six of the 12 disputed regions will be addressed in the first phase.
Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilingkata and Ratacherra are the six areas that will be finalised in the first phase.
The remaining six areas, where the disagreements are more complex, will be addressed later.
According to the plan, the border demarcation would likely take place after the proper procedures in Parliament have been followed. Inspections will also be carried out by the Survey of India.