Guwahati, August 01, 2023: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed his optimism regarding the resolution of longstanding boundary disputes among Northeast states.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma highlighted the historical inter-state conflicts over boundary issues that persisted for over five decades, attributing them to the ad hoc formation of northeastern states by the Congress.
Not just insurgency, we had infighting. Ad hoc formation of North Eastern States by the Cong meant states were fighting with states on boundary issues for 50 years or more.
Most such matters involving Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya & Nagaland are nearing amicable resolution.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 31, 2023
However, the Chief Minister now sees progress as many of these disputes involving Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Nagaland are approaching amicable settlements.
He squarely blamed the Congress governments for the region’s historical sufferings, including geographical isolation, political instability, and imbalanced development over 70 years, accusing them of employing “divide and rule” tactics.
Asserting the achievements of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Sarma emphasized that within nine years, they have successfully resolved various conflicts that haunted the region for seven decades.
The Northeast region has faced multifaceted challenges, and Sarma’s hope is that the current government’s efforts will pave the way for a more stable and united future for the region, fostering peace, development, and cooperation among the states.