Shillong: Union Law & Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju today expressed confidence that the boundary disputes among the North Eastern states will be resolved under the “able leadership” of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
“I think (the boundary disputes among the NE states will be resolved) with the focussed attention being given by the Union Home Minister Amit Shahji and with his guidance and support provided to each state government,” Rijiju told journalists in Shillong.
He said this has given a very good platform and opportunity for all the state governments especially the chief ministers to manoeuvre in a way that will lead to an amicable peaceful solution of all the boundary disputes between two states or any other states in the NE region.
“We are very hopeful. Now there are visible signs coming up. You must be seeing the chief ministers meeting, the Union Home minister talking to all the chief ministers,” he said while saying that “this kind of careful attention” paid by the Union Home minister was never seen during the Congress regime.
After several rounds of discussion, Meghalaya and Assam are now waiting for the Centre to finalize the border agreement on the six of the twelve areas of difference shared between the two states.
Rijiju said the Union government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah has asked the states of the NE region to amicably resolve all boundary issues among themselves without resorting to any violence.