Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss border issue between the two states.
Speaking to media persons after meeting with the Home Minister, Sarma said that the border issue between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was discussed in the meeting.
Stating that both the chief ministers placed their stand on the issue before Shah, he said, “We will meet again in January next to hold another round of discussion.”
Sarma said that the primary point of discussion was “border realignment” between the two states.
“The Union Home Minister met me and Pema Khandu to primarily discuss the issue of border realignment and alignment between the two states,” the Assam chief minister said.
Sarma informed that he will hold a meeting with Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma in Guwahati on Wednesday over Assam-Meghalaya border.
He further said during the meeting, the Minister also took their views on the Chakma-Hajong issue related to Arunachal Pradesh.
Khandu, in his 75th Independence Day address, had reiterated that all border disputes with the neighbouring Assam would be settled out-of-court and the State government would make claims and carry out all the exercises, taking into consideration the Apex Court appointed ‘Local Commission’ report.
The Arunachal Pradesh government had constituted a High Power Ministerial Committee (HPMC) headed by state Home Minister Bamang Felix.
The Assam CM said that the boundary issue between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was not a complicated issue if both states discuss properly and follow the directions of the Central government it could be solved shortly.