RPP seeks to know Nagaland government’s stand on border issue with Assam
Dimapur, July 15 (EMN): The Rising People’s Party (RPP) has demanded the government of Nagaland to make its stand clear on the border issue with the neighbouring state of Assam, while terming Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s recent statement on the floor of the assembly to set up state police battalion camps along the disputed area belt, as “unfortunate”.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the party said that the move is against the spirit of good neighbourly relations, “yet it was a political decision taken in the supposed interest of Assam”.
Reminding that the border dispute with Assam is not a recent one, the RPP sought to know the border policy of Nagaland government and if it is ready to tackle the issue. It also asked the chief minister of the state to counter the statement of his Assamese counterpart and assure that “the land, lives and property of people living in border areas would be protected at all costs”.
The party went on to state that while the matter is with the court, “numerous cases of border
tensions, road and economic blockades against the state” have taken place. It stated that one of the core manifesto of the party is to resolve Nagaland-Assam border issue.