Chief ministers of Assam, Nagaland met with Amit Shah in Delhi

Chief ministers of Assam, Nagaland met with Amit Shah in Delhi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday.
Acknowledging the important role played by Home Minister Shah in transforming the Northeast by ushering in peace and development, the two Chief Ministers discussed ways to resolve the inter-state border dispute and mutual interest in the two neighboring states. Discussed other issues.
Later taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Chief Minister Sarma wrote, “Meet Hon’ble Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shahji and Nagaland Chief Minister Mr. Neiphiu Rioji today in New Delhi. ”
On the other hand, Nagaland Chief Minister Reo wrote on X, “Meet Hon’ble Union Home Minister and Cooperation Minister Mr. Amit Shahji as well as Assam Chief Minister Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarmaji.”

In April this year, both the chief ministers had discussed issues of mutual interests and collaboration on oil exploration along the inter-state border. Chief Minister Sarma said, “Happy to have got an opportunity to spend time with Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland @Neiphiu_Rio Ji at Assam House, New Delhi.
We had an engaging discussion on bringing closure to the ongoing boundary issue and other areas of mutual gains and collaboration.”
Rio said he had fruitful discussion with his Assam counterpart on settlement of the border dispute out of the court with support and cooperation of ethnic groups from both sides.
Neutral forces have been stationed along the contentious area in Assam-Nagaland border since 1971.The two states share a 512.1-km-long border. There were clashes along the border in 1965, 1968, 1979, 1985, 2007 and 2014.
Nagaland Chief Minister Rio expressed gratefulness to Home Minister Shah for his personal concern and commitment towards peace and development in Nagaland and the entire Northeastern region.

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