The Chief Ministers of both Meghalaya and Assam will hold a crucial meeting in Guwahati on Wednesday as part of the second phase of the border negotiations between these two states.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that both the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya will meet on May 24 in Guwahati to discuss the settlement of the border dispute in the remaining six areas.
“On 24th Meghalaya CM is coming to the State Guest House (Koinadora), Khanapara, Guwahati at 11 am, discussion will be there to find out a solution for the balance six disputed areas,” the Assam Chief Minister told reporters.
With an aim to find a peaceful and long-lasting solution to the remaining six points of contention between the two states, Both Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma are also likely to visit the disputed areas.
“After that I and Meghalaya CM will propose to visit the areas which are presently under trouble,” Biswa Sarma said.
“We will visit as a goodwill gesture, we will visit that (Khanduli) area also,” he said.
On March 2022, in a historic occasion, Meghalaya and Assam signed an agreement ending the 50-year-old boundary dispute in 6 of 12 areas of difference shared between the two states.
The chief ministers of the two states – Conrad K Sangma and Himanta Biswa Sarma – signed the agreement in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
It may be mentioned that the six remaining areas of differences are: Langpih, Borduar, Nongwah-Mawtamur, Deshdoomreah, Block 1 & Block II and Psiar-Khanduli.