AIZAWL, Sept 23 NNN : The meeting on border issue has agreed to carry out border patrolling in a frequent manner along the boundaries of Assam, Tripura and Manipur.
Mizoram Chief Secretary L. Tochhong and officials of the Assam Home department today held an interactive coordination meeting in Aizawl discussing over security and other related concerns in connection with the upcoming Mizoram assembly elections.
Assam representatives who came for the coordination meeting included Mahananda Hazarika, Jt. Secretary and DIG Binod Kumar, while, Ashwani Kumar, CEO, H. Lalengmawia, Jt. CEO, senior officers of Home Department and Mizoram Police, representatives of BSF and Assam Rifles represented Mizoram government.
Mizoram Chief Secretary L. Tochhong said in the meeting that the neighbouring states are crucial in ensuring peaceful elections in the forthcoming assembly elections in Mizoram. She expressed her hope that the help and support required from the neighbouring states on security concern would be fulfilled.
She also expressed her happiness over the prevailing peaceful relation between Mizoram and its neighbouring states.
The coordination meeting held today was in pursuance of the direction of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to organize coordination meeting on security concerns with neighboring three states – Assam, Manipur and Tripura which shall be part of preparation for the forthcoming Mizoram assembly elections.
Home Departments of Tripura and Manipur were expected to attend the meeting today but unable to do so due to inconvenience in flight services in the case of Manipur and in the case of Tripura, its Home Secretary had another important programme to attend.
Tripura Government, however, has communicated the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Mizoram in writing and assured its readiness to extend support to Mizoram regarding security concern as well as in other needs in the forthcoming Mizoram election.
The meeting today decided that the district administrations–deputy commissioners and SPs may be informed to hold as many coordination meetings as possible with their counterparts in the neighbouring states on security concern.
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