Silchar, Oct 10: At a time when Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma are keen on steadfastly acting on the issues related to encroachment along the interstate border, a ministerial-level meeting between representatives of the two neighbouring states on Saturday to resolve the disputes.
Minister of Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and Meghalaya Home Minister Lakhmen Rymbui led their respective delegations in the meeting held at the wayside amenity of Tourism Department at Ratacherra village in East Jaintia Hills District. MLA Katigorah Khalil Uddin Mazumder, Meghalaya MLA Shitlang Pale, Minister for Urban Affairs Sniawbhalang Dhar, Deputy Commissioners of Cachar and East Jayantia Hills District, Keerthi Jalli and E.Kharmalki respectively along with Cachar SP Ramandeep Kaur, Circle Officer of Katigorah Kaveri Rongpipi also took part in the high-level meeting.
"Honourable Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has taken strong steps to resolve inter-state border disputes with neighbouring states. In this regard, a meeting of the Regional Committee formed following the CM level meeting between Assam and Meghalaya was held at Ratacherra, East Jayantia Hills, Meghalaya," Minister Patowary tweeted.
On the other hand, according to a release issued by the DDIPR Barak Valley region, Meghalaya Home Minister Lakhmen Rymbui who is in charge of border areas also termed the meeting as a fruitful one and added that the next meeting will be held before October 30 this year. Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli informed that important issues revolving around the interstate border crisis were placed for discussion in the meeting. She expressed hope that the bottlenecks related to the interstate border issues would be resolved soon.