Shillong ( Meghalaya), March 21 : CM Conrad K. Sangma refuted his Assam counterpart’s assertion on Tuesday in the state assembly, insisting that Mukroh village, on the contentious interstate border with Assam, where a violent skirmish claimed six lives last year.
He claimed that different government programmes benefit Mukroh locals.
Assam CM , Himanta Biswa Sarma, earlier declared in the assembly that Mukroh is a part of Assam.
Sangma said, “I have made it quite clear that Mukroh is an integral part of Meghalaya. Data and facts support that.”
In response to a question posed by MLA Adelbert Nongrum of the Voice of the People’s Party, Meghalaya Chief Minister stated that the village had two polling stations and was a part of the Mokaiaw constituency.
“According to the census code, Mukroh is located in the district of West Jaintia Hills. During the most recent Meghalaya assembly elections, voting and elections both took place in Mukroh,” Sangma added.
Six people died in the clash that broke out on Nov 22 last year at the disputed boundary when a vehicle carrying ‘illegally cut timber’ was halted by the forest personnel from Assam.