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KHNAM MLA calls for boycott of golden jubilee celebration of state

Shillong,June 27: KHNAM MLA Adelbert Nongrum has asked people to  boycott the celebration of the 50th year of statehood next year.

He is opposing the celebration stating that the border dispute with Assam is yet to be resolved.

“We the citizens of Meghalaya, we don’t want celebration, but we want solution. Therefore, I urge the people of the state to be ready to oppose the celebration and greet the state government with a total boycott,” Nongrum said.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the North Shillong legislator said that he had also made it clear on the floor of the House that he would not be part of such celebration.

Nongrum said the preparation for the celebration is meaningless because till date the state government is yet to resolve the long pending boundary dispute with Assam.

“While people are being fooled by false assurances, Assam is continuing to illegal encroach our lands besides committing atrocities against our people living in the border areas,” the legislator added.

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