Mukul cautions govt on border deal
Shillong, March 15: Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma has warned the government that piece meal approach to deal will border dispute will not bring the desired result.
Amid protests from various quarters against the MoU between Meghalaya and Assam regarding the border deal, the former chief minister said the government should not be in a hurry to sign the deal.
However, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday said once the MoU signed with the government of Assam is finalised it will lay down the principles for the next phase of discussion for resolving the other six areas of difference shared between the two states.
Replying to a special motion moved by Umroi legislator George B Lyngdoh in the Assembly, Sangma said a meeting will be held in New Delhi at 4.30 pm on March 27, to finally agree on the MoU signed between Assam and Meghalaya for ending the dispute in the first 6 areas of difference.
“I am hopeful that we are able to come to a final conclusion of the first six areas of difference and I think it will be a historic moment for the state. This will lay the principles down for the next phase of discussion,” he said.