Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Shillong and sought his intervention in issues like boundary dispute with Assam and insurgency in Garo Hills region.
Besides, the state government sought Rajnath's help in sanctioning additional IR battalions, strengthening police set up, getting additional forces for implementing National Green Tribunal order on mining, setting up residential schools in border areas and creation of a commando force.
Sangma, accompanied by state Home Minister Roshan Warjri, submitted a memorandum to Rajnath on these issues.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister apprised the Home Minister that the state required more force for effective implementation of the NGT order.
On the Assam-Meghalaya boundary differences, he informed Singh that as bilateral efforts have failed to bring about a mutually acceptable solution, Meghalaya Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution urging the Centre to set up a commission to define the inter-state boundary between the two states.
In order to contain insurgency in Garo Hills region, the Home Minister was reminded of a proposal for upgradation of police establishment and infrastructure.
Sangma also informed Singh about a proposal given to his ministry for extending a one-time assistance for creation of a specialised commando force SF-10.
Informing him that the first phase of recruitment process has been completed, the state urged him to consider the proposal on a priority basis so that the unit can be made operational without delay.
Later, Sangma along with Warjri accompanied the Home Minister to a cultural programme organised by Assam Rifles as part of its Raising Day.