|Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday conducted a joint inspection of Langpih, one of the villages at the Assam-Meghalaya border along with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma to amicably resolve the long-pending border issue between the states.
Briefing the media jointly at Guwahati, Assam Chief Minister said that both the states have agreed to go beyond the status quo to resolve the inter-state border dispute. He said that both the state governments want to find a lasting solution to this border issue.
Langpih is one of the 12 areas of dispute along the 884.9-km border and the two Governments had a few months ago formed Regional Committees headed by one Cabinet Minister, local MLAs, bureaucrats and civil society members. These committees were tasked with joint visits to the disputed villages and meeting the villagers, recording their views and submitting reports for perusal and discussion at a higher level.