Will hold talks with Assam on boundary issue after Lok Sabha polls: Conrad

Shillong, Mar 12: Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that his government would hold talks with the Assam government on the inter-state boundary dispute after the Lok Sabha elections.

“We as a cabinet has proposed that after the Lok Sabha polls will initiate talk with our counterpart in Assam to move forward and find solution to this sensitive and emotion issue,” Sangma informed in the Assembly on Tuesday while replying to the debate on the Governor’s Address.

Earlier members of the Assembly have expressed concern over frequent disturbances by Assam police in areas along the inter-state border including the recent incident at Umwali village near Langpih in West Khasi Hills district.

The chief minister also assured the House that the state government will take every step to ensure protection and safety of the people residing along the inter-state border.

Sangma further claimed that the state government has been able to stop many incidents that could create problem along the inter-state border and lauded the district administrations and police, and elected representatives for being prompt in putting things under control.