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Assam CM chairs all-party meet to resolve border dispute with Meghalaya

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired an all-party meeting today with representatives of all political parties to discuss the Assam-Meghalaya border dispute at the State Guest House in Koinadhara.

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The CM tweeted that six of the 12 areas of dispute have been identified for resolution so far.

“A roadmap for amicable settlement has been prepared based on recommendations of 3 Regional Committees with representatives from both states,”: Sarma told this to representatives of all political parties.

“The areas of differences taken up for final settlement are – Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata & Ratacherra,” he added.

Assam ministers Ranoj Pegu and Ashok Singhal, and Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Debabrata Saikia were among those present in the meeting.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister briefed representatives of all political parties on the progress made so far on the issue. According to Assam Chief Minister`s Office, to resolve the Assam-Meghalaya border row, 6 of the 12 areas of difference have been identified for resolution in the first phase.

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The areas of differences taken up for final settlement include Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata and Ratacherra.

In their long-standing inter-state boundary disputes between Assam and Meghalaya, the Chief Ministers of both States on December 23 last year held a meeting and decided to resolve the issues over six areas, out of 12.

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