SHILLONG, March 17: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma has informed that the Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed the meeting with Union Home Minister, Amit Shah will be held on the 27th of March for the resolution of disputed sites in the interstate border with Assam, even as a written confirmation has not been received as yet.
The meeting of the two Chief Ministers, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Kongkal Sangma with Amit Shah on the 27th is expected to take a final decision on the 6 sites of dispute in the first phase from the 12 sites of dispute.
On being asked about the presence of a few Hima leaders and the MDC opposing the MoU signed with Assam, the Chief Minister said that the Government has already spoken with many chiefs of local bodies in which they openly expressed the present situation, while there are still some leaders who have expressed their opposition.
He said that the Government has tried to take the best route for this process and feels that it should move forward however with regard to the views expressed also, the Government will think them over again for the meeting on the 27th.
With regard to the opposition of the local residents of Malchapara village which is in Gizang in West Khasi Hills District, Sangma said that as expressed by the local residents , the majority have expressed their wish to be with Assam, while about 2 sites from Gizang have expressed their wish to be with Meghalaya. He said that the process has to be the same for all sites and not differently for individual sites.