Interstate boundary row: Regional Committees to prepare report based on facts, sentiments of people

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The Regional Committee for Ri Bhoi District will submit its report to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma by November 30th.

After holding a joint inspection with his Assam counterpart, Water Resources Minister Pijush Hazarika, on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the reports will be prepared by both the states based on the facts and also considering the sentiments of the people.

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong informed the committee will send its final reports to the respective CMs of Meghalaya and Assam by November 30.

“Today is the last day for us where we visited these areas of difference …so now I am telling you from the regional committee, both of us we will prepare a report based on the facts, based on the sentiments of the people we will send the report within the 30th of this month to our respective chief ministers,” Tynsong said, adding, “From Assam, Mr. Hazarika will submit it to the honourable chief minister of Assam and from Meghalaya, we will submit it to the honourable chief minister of Meghalaya.”

Following the submission of reports by all the regional committees, the Chief Ministers of both Assam and Meghalaya will meet to discuss the future course of action.

“..thereafter there will again be a joint meeting between chief ministers and they will take call accordingly on this,” Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Tynsong said.

“We hope both the chief ministers will take the correct decisions, the right ones in which both sides will benefit and will make happy all the sections of people and citizens of both Assam and Meghalaya,” he added.

The Ri Bhoi district Regional Committee on Border Disputes, headed by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong along with his Assam counterpart, Cabinet Minister and Water Resources Minister, Pijush Hazarika, on Tuesday conducted a joint inspection of four villages falling under two areas of difference falling under the Meghalaya Assam border.

From Meghalaya’s side, Nongpoh MLA Mayralborn Syiem, Jirang MLA Sosthenes Sohtun, Mawhati MLA and cabinet Minister Dasakhiatbha Lamare, apart from various other officials, were present.

The committees jointly inspect Jimirgaon, Bakhalapara, Lungkhung, and Patgaon. As far as Ri Bhoi district is concerned, there are two zones – the Pilangkata-Khanapara zone and the Balakhawa zone.