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Former CM Mukul Sangma questions intention of Meghalaya, Assam governments on border issue

Assam-Meghalaya Border Row: People will continue to protest if both governments are trying to bulldoze and impose on stakeholders, says former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma.

ByNNN/Shillong

Updated 23 Aug 2022, 5:24 pm

Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma
Former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma

Leader of Opposition and former Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has raised question over whether the modalities adopted by the Meghalaya and Assam governments to resolve the boundary dispute are being accepted by the stakeholders.

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He was responding to a query on the decision of the two states to start the second phase of border talks for resolving the remaining six areas of differences.

"If they (stakeholders) have not accepted, what are they trying to do? Are they trying to bulldoze and impose?" he further asked, while adding, "In which case the people will continue to protest.

"The political parties will still continue to reject because we as a political party and the elected representatives are duty bound to speak on behalf of the voiceless on behalf of the victims, on behalf of the people who are adversely affected by any decision of the government. This is our responsibility," he added. 

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He said that earlier engagements of both the governments pertaining to the six areas of differences and the exercise adopted to resolve itself are under question.

Sangma then said that the expected lines of response is that when there are voices reflecting the concerns of the people it is incumbent upon every government to take cognizance of those concerns and dwell upon those things and resolve those issues.

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Newmai News Network, Shillong, Meghalaya

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