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Border deal not acceptable to VPP

In a statement issued here, the VPP president, Ardent M Basaiawmoit, said, “This MoU has drawn flak from various quarters and has also irked the people in the border areas. Hence the Voice of the People Party feels that this agreement is not acceptable.

Shillong:

Disagreeing with the recently signed MoU to resolve the border dispute, the Voice of People Party (VPP) said that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong should not treat border areas as their personal property.

In a statement issued here, the VPP president, Ardent M Basaiawmoit, said, “This MoU has drawn flak from various quarters and has also irked the people in the border areas. Hence the Voice of the People Party feels that this agreement is not acceptable. It would also like to tell the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong that border areas are not their personal property and that they can do whatever they want.”

Stating that it has taken a strong exception to the present arrangement with Assam, Basaiawmoit said that it was expected that the two states would prepare a list of villages belonging to Meghalaya and Assam respectively to be transferred according to the
said policy of give and take.

The VPP president, Basaiawmoit said, “But after the Memorandum of Understanding was made public, it was found that only areas which fall under Meghalaya would be given to Assam. Even more surprising is that even areas which were not contentious, according to the agreement would also be transferred to Assam. This is nothing but a complete sell out by the current Government of the areas of Meghalaya.”

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