UDP leader Paul Lyngdoh said the party would support boundary MoU wherever the state benefited, but would revisit areas where Meghalaya lost land to Assam.
Talking to reporters, Lyngdoh said, “Wherever we stand to gain, we will stick by the MoU. Wherever we stand to lose, we will get that particular area revisited. That’s our stand.”
It should be noted that the UDP was an alliance partner of the NPP in the MDA 1.0 government and was part of the regional committees when the boundary agreement with Assam was signed.
Reacting to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s claim that Mukroh falls under the Assam border, United Democratic Party leader Paul Lyngdoh on Wednesday said, “Well, a lot of people can say a lot of things. Opinions are opinions. Finally, what matters is the truth. So how will we strengthen that truth or claim over that particular plot, for instance? Documents, we need documentation, nothing more.”
Speaking to reporters, Lyngdoh said, “We can give all the best lectures at Motphran but finally what do you need, documents, maps, papers. Strengthen your claims with documentations then nobody can say anything, you’re armed with a powerful weapon.”
Lyngdoh said, “As I said I do not believe in empty rhetoric. We can claim a lot of things, they can claim a lot of our areas, that’s how the discourse of politics is being run in this country but at the end of the day what you need, you need to be armed with documents, so strengthen that.”