Union Home minister Amit Shah to make a visit to Meghalaya on Saturday. The travel is set for a two-day visit along with a few other Union ministers handling portfolios for the northeastern states.
A closed-door meeting is scheduled with the chief ministers, chief secretaries, and the police chiefs of all the northeast states. The meeting chaired by Amit Shah will discuss, among other agendas, the interstate boundary issue plaguing these parts, news agency reported. The northeastern states include Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. Among these states, Assam has reported boundary conflicts with Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram. Home minister will be accompanied by minister of state, Jitendra Singh, and G Kishan Reddy, minister of culture. The home minister will also inaugurate the inter-state bus terminus at Mawiong in the outskirts of Shillong and a cryogenic plant at New Shillong Township, sources informed.
Although, Union home minister will also visit Sohra, a day later to inaugurate the Greater Sohra water supply scheme and a separate afforestation project. His visit further includes the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram.
Meanwhile, security arrangements were tightened in Meghalaya ahead of the Union home minister’s visit. The government has roped in the paramilitary forces to keep a strict vigil on the events and intensify patrolling in the city.