Assam Cabinet Minister Pijush Hazarika along with Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya Prestone Tynsong, Dispur MLA Atul Bora, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro), and other senior officials of both the states inspected the border areas of the states and interacted with the local people of the areas.
Hazarika along with Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong on Saturday visited Barpathar area and interacted with locals out there.
Both sides together visited the border areas and interacted with the people to know the problems of the people out there.
The ministers along with MLAs and senior officers of both the states then visited Pilingkata, Ganeshnagar, Maikhuli, Patarkuchi and Khanapara area and interacted with the local people regarding the border issue and took their opinion.
Talking to reporters, Pijush Hazarika said that both the ministers of Assam and Meghalaya had come to the place to understand the opinion of the people, and based on their inspection regarding administrative convenience, developmental activities, etc. they would submit a report to the Chief Ministers of both the states, based on which the Chief Ministers would take a final decision on that matter. Noting that there were not many border issues or differences in the areas which they visited today, the Minister also said that a thorough discussion of these differences would lead to a conclusion and both the governments would be able to find a lasting solution.
On the other hand, to resolve any border issue or differences of opinion, visiting the grassroots is a must, Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister thanked both the Chief Ministers for initiating such steps to resolve border differences.
He also thanked Assam Minister Pijush Hazarika for visiting five to six places together with him and taking people’s opinions.
Hazarika said that both the government are working to resolve the inter-state border issues together.