Objection To Assam-Meghalaya Border Pact From Individuals Only: CM Sangma

He said that the Meghalaya government was ready to explain every aspect of the agreement to those who were objecting it and demanding a revision of the pact.
Objection To Assam-Meghalaya Border Pact From Individuals Only: CM Sangma
Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma

Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma said that opposition to the pact signed between the him and his Assam counterpart Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on the border dispute came from some politicians of the ruling coalition and not the parties.

He said that the Meghalaya government was ready to explain every aspect of the agreement to those who were objecting it and demanding a revision of the pact.

Sangma said, “The parties have not given me anything in writing or discussed any matter that they don’t agree with the MoU.”

Notably, the two Northeastern states, Assam and Meghalaya had signed a historic pact to resolve conflicts in six of the 12 disputed locations along the 884.9 kilometer border.

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Sangma said, “I have been in touch with the leadership of all coalition partners. We are all part of the decision. Certain individuals in the regional parties are raising concerns and we are ready to explain all aspects.”

The Meghalaya CM further said that the memorandum was signed in the presence of two ministers from the United Democratic Party (UDP) and one each from People’s Democratic Front (PDF) and Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP).

“They have all been part of the regional committees. Therefore, they have obviously discussed the issue at their party level,” he added.

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