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Resolve boundary dispute with Assam & Tripura: BJP to Mizoram CM

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Guwahati, June 22 (NKTV): The Mizoram state unit of BJP, in a letter to Chief Minister Zoramthanga, has urged him to resolve the state’s boundary dispute with neighbouring states of Assam and Tripura. In its letter to the CM on Monday, the Mizoram BJP unit said that the Centre was keen on solving the boundary disputes among the northeastern states.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had instructed all the northeastern states on at least two occasions to resolve inter-state border disputes through bilateral dialogue, the state BJP unit said.

The Mizo National Front (MNF) headed by Zoramthanga, which is part of the BJP led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), must find an opportunity to resolve the border dispute with Assam and Tripura at a time when the BJP is in power at the Centre and in the two neighbouring states, stated Mizoram’s BJP unit.

Earlier, top leaders of Mizoram Presbyterian Church, the largest denomination in the state, had also urged Zoramthanga to take measures to resolve border disputes with the neighbouring states.

It may be mentioned here that the last border standoff between Mizoram and Assam took place on June 05 when unidentified miscreants had torched two abandoned farmhouses in the area claimed by both states.

Inputs from PTI

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