Guwahati: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today stated that Assam stood to gain from the proposed agreement between India and Bangladesh on the controversial issue of resolving borderland in unfavourable possession of either side.
Gogoi told that “The agreement would be beneficial for Assam. We will gain more land than Bangladesh does once the land swapping pact is signed between India and Bangladesh.”
Gogoi also said that there was no demarcation of the border along the borderline stretches although that the Indira-Mujib agreement of 1974 could be the base for settling the controversial concern in a manner that should benefit both sides.
Gogoi also criticized the BJP and the AGP, saying that the 2 parties, particularly the BJP did nothing to determine the border issue while in power.
Making a strong pitch for improved bilateral ties between the North-east and South East Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, etc., the Chief Minister said that the blocked-in North-east would gain extremely through business exchanges.
The much-hyped land-swapping deal has generated a lot of heat while Bangladesh continues to enjoy adverse possession of 665 acres of Indian land on the Assam sector.