Assam-Meghalaya border row: No question of revisiting MoU, reiterates CM Conrad Sangma

Assam-Meghalaya border row: No query of revisiting MoU, reiterates CM Conrad Sangma

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya authorities is just not contemplating to revisit the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the Assam authorities.

This was reiterated by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on the state meeting on Wednesday (September 14).

“The query of revisiting the MoU (signed after first part of talks with Assam authorities) doesn’t come up,” clarified Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma.

The Meghalaya chief minister mentioned that steps taken by the state governments of Assam and Meghalaya, up to now, to resolve the many years outdated border disputes between the 2 states have been ‘troublesome’.

“The steps that we took weren’t straightforward. They have been very troublesome. However within the curiosity of the folks and the state and within the curiosity of guaranteeing that there’s lengthy lasting peace, the federal government went forward after detailed consultations with many stakeholders,” mentioned Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma within the ground of the state meeting.

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He added: “It’s a crucial subject and in addition an advanced subject. Earlier governments additionally tried their finest to resolve the difficulty.”

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma was responding to a question raised by Nongpoh MLA Mayralborn Syiem.

“Villages overlooked as talked about by honourable MLA, you will need to focus on within the Home? Once we say “overlooked”, what will we imply? That are these villages? As a result of if there’s a demand for villages that have been by no means within the disputed areas and are method contained in the boundaries of Assam, and should not based on the demarcated 2011 map, then it will be incorrect to say they’ve been overlooked,” mentioned Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma.