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Inter-state boundary issues in NE can be resolved through ‘dialogue’, says Minister

On April 20 , Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu held a meeting in Assam's Guwahati to adopt measures to resolve the boundary disputes.

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New Delhi: Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday asserted that inter-state boundary disputes in the North East can be resolved through ‘dialogue’.

He also claimed that the concerned Chief Ministers want boundary issues to be resolved. “These (inter-state boundary) issues can be resolved through discussion. The CMs and political parties are positive over these issues and want to resolve the same,” Reddy said after being asked about the inter-state boundary issue.

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The Minister also informed that the Government of India is in touch the concerned CMs regularly in this regard. After Himanta Biswa Sarma took over as the CM of Assam, he has taken initiative to resolve long pending inter-state boundary issues with neighbouring Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

On April 20 , Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu held a meeting in Assam’s Guwahati to adopt measures to resolve the boundary disputes.

The duo decided to form district-level committees in their respective side. Last month, Assam and Meghalaya had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to resolve a decades-old boundary dispute between the two states.

Both the states had agreed to resolve six out of the 12 areas spread across around 39 sqkm was signed, in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. 

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