Shillong, January 12 : The meeting of the chief Ministers of Meghalaya and Assam, Conrad K.Sangma and Himanta Biswa held today the 12th of January could not arrive at a resolution of the interstate border dispute between the two States although in the meeting held today in Guwa hati they decided to postpone the resolution at the meeting to be held before the 21st of this month.
Speaking with the Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya after the meeting, Prestone Tynsong said that the meeting was a successful one and is almost reaching towards the last leg before signing an agreement but another meeting of the two Governments is still necessary. He said that the two states will persue the details of the reports of the two States and will meet soon again to carry forward the talks. He said that as had been decided, the meeting today was to resolve the dispute in the 6 areas of the interstate border which has been placed in the first phase of the talks.
Tynsong said that the two States are close to arriving at an Agreement to resolve the border dispute for which the two Chief Ministers have sought for a clear and detailed report from the Regional Committees and after the Agreement is signed, they will also meet with the Union Home Minister and from Meghalaya’s end, a hope is expressed to resolve the issue before the State celebrates its 50 years of Statehood which is on the 21st of this month.
It may be reminded that in the last meeting held on the 15th December, 2021, the two Chief Ministers in the presence also of the Cabinet Ministers of the two States had decided that a resolution for the first phase will be completed on or before the 15th of January, in which 6 areas seen as less complicated from amongst the 12 areas of the interstate border are included which includes the areas of Tarabari, Gizang Reserve Forest, Hahim, Boklapara, Pilangkata Khanapara and Ratacherra.