Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today expressed hope that Meghalaya and Assam will be able to come up with a concrete solution to the long-pending boundary dispute in at least six areas of difference shared between the two states within the next few weeks.
Addressing the 50th Meghalaya Day celebration virtually, Sangma said, “I am hopeful that in the next few weeks and months we should be able to come to a concrete solution and a complete decision on the first 6 areas of difference.”
Stating that the issue has been pending for a long time, the chief minister said the two-state governments have already submitted their respective reports on the inter-state border to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Sangma also thanked all the past governments, past chief ministers, past ministers, past government officials for working very hard to bring the border issue to this level.
“And it is in this government in the last 6 months we have tried to take that discussion to its logical conclusion,” he said.
Sangma then informed that in the last few months different regional committees were formed to visit the different locations, to each and every 36 villages in the first six areas of difference. The regional committees have accordingly submitted their reports to the respective state governments.