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Himanta Biswa Sarma meets PM Modi, discusses development work in Assam

AssamHimanta Biswa Sarma meets PM Modi, discusses development work in Assam

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday and apprised him about the slew of development initiatives in the state.
According to the Assam government, in course of his meeting with the Prime Minister at his official residence, Sarma had apprised the Prime Minister about the various developmental projects and schemes taken up in the state.
He also informed the Prime Minister about the status of the underwater tunnel between Kaliabor and Jamuguri.

The Chief Minister also once again extended an invitation to the Prime Minister to the concluding function of the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan to be held in New Delhi on November 24 next.
Earlier, the first Braille edition of ‘Hemkosh’, an Assamese dictionary, was gifted to the Prime Minister by the Chairman of ‘Sadin-Pratidin’ group of publications, Jayanta Baruah in which Chief Minister Sarma and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were present.

Earlier today, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga to hold another round of talks on the long-pending Assam-Mizoram border issue in the national capital on Wednesday afternoon.
“Today my Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga and I met to discuss the Assam and Mizoram border issue. A team of ministers from both states met in Aizawl recently. Today we discussed the progress and reviewed what happened in the meeting and we are satisfied with the progress. We are in the process of forming regional committees to solve this issue”, said Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma after the meeting.

The meeting between the two CMs lasted for around twenty-five minutes.
Mizoram CM Zoramthanga exclusively told ANI, “We have had a good round of meetings and are satisfied with the progress made at the meeting between the ministers of the two states. We’re hoping that we will be able to solve the issue at the earliest.”
When asked about the meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Zoramthanga said, “As of now we have had no talks of a meeting with the Union home Minister.”
In November last year, the two CMs met in the presence of the Union Home Minister in the national capital to discuss the decades-long pending issue.

In July last year, the border dispute turned violent, resulting in the death of seven personnel from the Assam police and injuring several others.
Following this, a couple of rounds of meetings have taken place between the delegations from Assam and Mizoram to solve this issue amicably. In 1972 Mizoram was made a union territory. However, the UT carved out of Assam was made a state in 1987. After initial acceptance of the border with Assam Mizoram gradually began disputing the border. (ANI)

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