The Regional Committee for East Jaintia Hills headed by Tourism Minister Sniawbhalang will hold a joint meeting with its Assam counterpart in Shillong on November 28.
“We will have a joint meeting in Shillong to discuss on how to solve the issue (relating to Ratacherra, which is one of six areas of difference),” said Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, who is also a member of the regional committee.
Rymbui said after the joint meeting, the committees are likely to submit their reports to the respective Chief Ministers of the two states – Conrad K Sangma and Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The regional committees from both sides have been asked to complete the exercise by November 30.
When asked, the Home Minister said, “I don’t want to prejudge anything or to disclose anything as of now since the (border) talks are at its crucial juncture. I don’t want to make any statement which may affect and instead of solving the problem, aggravating the problem.”
He further asserted the need to have a positive mindset to solve the border issue.