PM Modi will on Friday visit Kokrajhar to participate in the celebrations of the signing of the Bodo agreement. The Prime Minister will address a rally in Kokrajhar town of Assam.
In a tweet yesterday, Modi had said that the accord marks the start of “a new era of peace and progress”.
The signing of the Bodo agreement led to the surrender of over 1,500 militants of the major insurgent group NDFB.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Kokrajhar where he will address a public meeting shortly.
On my way to Kokrajhar!
Looking forward to being among people there. pic.twitter.com/OYMYIUngE2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 7, 2020
He is now on the way to Kokrajhar. pic.twitter.com/liXquWes9e
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 7, 2020
The Bodo groups have been demanding a separate state of Bodoland for the last 50 years. The movement has resulted in extensive violence and loss of hundreds of lives over the years.
This will be the first visit of Prime Minister Modi since the state has been witnessing anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.