Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday decided to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah before announcing a solution on six out of 12 areas of difference between the two neighbouring States.
The Chief Minister of both the States held their fourth round of talks in Assam State Guest House at Koinadhara to resolve the vexed boundary disputes by January 21, when Meghalaya celebrates its
50th Statehood Day.
“More or less we are almost completed to reach the agreement in those areas whichever we have already inspected. Now again both the Chief Ministers have directed to bring out all the detailed
reports and thereafter one more meeting will be held between the two Chief Ministers,” Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.
“They will also meet Union Home Minister soon and hopefully before January 21. Once they come back the final agreement will be made public to both the states of Assam and Meghalaya,” he said.
The six areas of difference are Tarabari (4.69 sq km), Gizang (13.53 sq km), Hahim (3.51 sq km), Boklapara (1.57 sq km), Khanapara-Pilangkata (2.29 sq km) and Ratacherra (11.20 sq km).
Tynsong said that both the Chief Ministers are determined to resolve this issue once and for all
and this is for the interest of both the states – Meghalaya and Assam.
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