Shillong Oct 23: BJP legislator in Meghalaya, Sanbor Shullai has sought the Centre’s intervention for resolving the long pending boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya.
In a letter to the Union home minister, Amit Shah on Friday, Shullai said, “As per the decision taken by the Centre to resolve all the pending border disputes among the North eastern states by 2021, I would like to seek the Central government intervention in resolving long pending boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya.”
He said the people in the unsettled border areas are facing several difficulties as developmental activities cannot be carried out due to the dispute in the region.
“The people of Meghalaya are peace loving community. The effects of boundary disputes spill into the rest of the state affecting lives of people all over and also disrupt communal harmony,” Shullai said.
Lauding the NDA-led government’s commitment to end disputes in the region, the MLA termed the decision to resolve the boundary disputes among the North eastern states by 2021 as a “noble thought and gesture and one that we are highly grateful for.”
Stating that such act of the government will help boost the morale of the party workers all across the region, Shullai said, ” this will also help us strengthen our party base, and future consolidates our presence. Such a move will go down in the history of the region besides giving confidence to the people of this region in our party and governance.”