Border Row: Assam-Meghalaya reaches at 98% agreement; Final meet soon

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On January 20, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sangma met union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi
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Border Row: Assam-Meghalaya reaches at 98% agreement; Final soon
On January 20, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sangma met union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi

Border Row: Assam-Meghalaya reaches at 98% agreement; Final meet soon

Guwahati: Almost 98 % of the differences over the interstate border disputes regarding six areas have been resolved between Assam and Meghalaya governments, said Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Thursday.

Sangma after chairing a cabinet meeting on Thursday said that soon both the chief ministers would sit for the final round of discussions to sort differences of the remaining part.

He said, “The union home minister Amit Shah is likely to summon both me and Assam chief minister within a week and we want to resolve the remaining differences in these six areas before that. Both the government has reached at almost 98% agreement on settling border dispute between the two states in these six areas of difference. The remaining will be resolved in the next sitting hopefully.”

The areas of differences to be taken up for final settlement in the ‘first phase’ of the understanding were Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata and Ratacherra. Six other disputed areas will be discussed in the next phase.

On January 20, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sangma met union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and apprised him on the progress made thus far in regards to resolving border disputes between the two states.

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