Sushanta Talukdar

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said that he was not aware of any assurance given by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) or the Congress high command to review its stand included in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) about maintaining the territorial integrity of northeast.

Mr. Gogoi, however, said that his government would oppose any move to alter the boundary of Assam and inclusion of any area of the State in greater Nagalim.

He issued the clarification when reporters asked him about the Manipur (Outer) Lok Sabha MP Mani Charanamei’s claim that he had decided to support the confidence motion as the UPA assured him to review its stand included in the CMP that on the territorial integrity of the northeast and realigning boundaries of northeastern States.

The Opposition, Asom Gana Parishad, accused the UPA and the Congress party for “bartering” territories of Assam and Manipur for mere survival of the Manmohan Singh government.

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