Centre postpones border deal meet to March 15

Shillong, March 9: The Centre has again postponed the meeting with both the chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya to discuss the border agreement.

The meeting called by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah was to be held on Wednesday to finalise the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the border deal.


The meeting has been postponed to March 15.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma told reporters on Wednesday that the Union Home Minister had called him yesterday and requested if the meeting can be postponed to March 15.

“In fact they had earlier requested that I should get there during the day time because they wanted to go ahead with the large meeting and programme and discuss in a very detailed manner. I accordingly made plans that we will discuss with the Assembly Speaker and figure out how to go forward but that did not happen and the Union Home Minister informed me because of his schedule, he requested that the meeting can be postponed to March 15,” Conrad said.

Though both the chief ministers have no problem with the decision to postpone the meeting to March 15, Conrad said he had mentioned that during this time, he would still be having the Assembly session.

“So we will just wait for the final confirmation. As I said my expectation is within this month of March, we should be having the meeting either on March 15 or on March 18 or somewhere during that period, it is the question of the convenience of Home Ministry, Assam CM and myself so we are just waiting for the final day,” the chief minister said.

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