SHILLONG, January 20: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Dr.M Ampareen Lyngdoh said that it would have been better if the Government had given them a chance to also study the report submitted by the Regional Committees on the border dispute resolution prior to it being submitted and made it known to the Central Government. While also stating that the party has 2 MLAs who are also members of the Regional Committee, she also expressed hope that Meghalaya profits in this interstate border resolution.
She said that it is a good sign that the Indian Government has eagerly listened to the findings of the two states instead of having it submitted to other departments first. She has lauded the Regional Committees for tirelessly working towards the preparation of the reports by finding the facts in the areas of the border dispute.
On the inability to resolve the border issue much earlier on in the past, Dr.Ampareen said that governance at present has changed drastically because the leaders are well educated and will not blindly follow what they do not agree, where even the Regional Committees with only the representatives of the state as members, have been able to prepare a report, unlike in the past when the same would be entrusted to the Survey of India or officers from Delhi and from the Congress leader’s end, she has also lauded the Government in this aspect.
At the same time, Dr.Ampareen has said that only one question arises now and that is whether the two Chief Ministers will agree to the findings of the Regional Committees or not? While also stating that at present they have to have faith in what has already been resolved and if the process forward is as per the findings of the Regional Committees then Meghalaya stands to profit.