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Govt keen to resolve border disputes, says Patowary

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GUWAHATI, March 6 - Asserting that the Assam Government is keen to resolve the inter-state border dispute at the earliest, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that talks have been held with the Nagaland Chief Minister and similar discussions will be held with governments of the other neighbouring states soon.

�The matter is a domain of the Central Government. We are eager to resolve the issue. Talks have been held with the Chief Minister of Nagaland at Kaziranga recently. Similar talks will be held with governments of other neighbouring states as well,� he told the assembly.

During the Question Hour, several legislators cutting across party lines today expressed concern at the repeated ingress by miscreants along the inter-state border areas and were also indignant at the poor infrastructure in these sensitive stretches which was aiding the activities of the encroachers.

Patowary, however, said the government has given priority to construction of roads and other infrastructure along the inter-state border areas.

Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi alleged that recently Naga miscreants razed down several trees along the inter-state border in his constituency near the ATCL�s Naginijan Tea Estate.

To this, the Minister said the miscreants were making attempts to even enter the garden. �The Government is aware of the developments and taking necessary steps,� he said.

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Govt keen to resolve border disputes, says Patowary

GUWAHATI, March 6 - Asserting that the Assam Government is keen to resolve the inter-state border dispute at the earliest, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that talks have been held with the Nagaland Chief Minister and similar discussions will be held with governments of the other neighbouring states soon.

�The matter is a domain of the Central Government. We are eager to resolve the issue. Talks have been held with the Chief Minister of Nagaland at Kaziranga recently. Similar talks will be held with governments of other neighbouring states as well,� he told the assembly.

During the Question Hour, several legislators cutting across party lines today expressed concern at the repeated ingress by miscreants along the inter-state border areas and were also indignant at the poor infrastructure in these sensitive stretches which was aiding the activities of the encroachers.

Patowary, however, said the government has given priority to construction of roads and other infrastructure along the inter-state border areas.

Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi alleged that recently Naga miscreants razed down several trees along the inter-state border in his constituency near the ATCL�s Naginijan Tea Estate.

To this, the Minister said the miscreants were making attempts to even enter the garden. �The Government is aware of the developments and taking necessary steps,� he said.