TMC promises to revoke Border MoU signed with Assam Government

The Meghalaya TMC on Tuesday released 10 pledges for the state and one of the pledges said the Border MoU signed with the Government of Assam to be revoked.

While releasing its manifesto, which the party calls it as its pledge , AITC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee informed that police check posts at all strategic border areas will be set up.

” To address the issue of unwarranted surrender of land to Assam and protect the residents in the border villages and Border MoU signed with the Government of Assam will be revoked,” Banerjee said.

Assam and Meghalaya governments in March 2022 signed an agreement in the national capital in a bid to resolve their 50-year-old boundary dispute.

The agreement was signed by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah.

The pact sought to resolve the protracted dispute in six of the 12 places along the 884.9-km border between the two states.

However, unhappy with the boundary demarcation by both states, several sections of people, particularly those living in the border areas started agitation and protest.

The boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya has been going on for 50 years.



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