SHILLONG: Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya have met on twenty occasions since 1971 to resolve the inter-state border dispute while at the Chief Secretary level the count is 10.
Laying a statement on the floor of the House, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma while listing the 12 areas of dispute between the two States informed that the first meeting between the Chief Ministers was held on October 10, 1971 and the last one was on May 1, 2017.
The first Secretary-level talks to solve the impasse started was on June 3, 1992 and the last one was on June 6, 2019. Meghalaya claims that the area of contention is approximately 2729.14 square kilometres. It may be mentioned here that Assam and Meghalaya have been at loggerheads over these areas, but talks at all levels have failed to yield any positive solution.