Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall be visiting Kokrajhar in Assam to participate in the celebrations of the signing of the Bodo Agreement, on the 7th of February 2020.
PM Modi shall address the gathering to hail the historic Bodo Agreement signed in January this year, by including the leading stakeholders under one framework.
The agreement was signed in New Delhi on the 27th of January 2020.
In a tweet from his personal handle Prime Minister termed the day as “a very special day for India” and that the accord, “will lead to a transformative results for Bodo People, ushering in a new dawn of peace, harmony & togetherness”.
The agreement is in accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision of “Sab ka Saath Sabka Vikas” and commitment towards a holistic development of the North-East, ending a five decade old Bodo crisis.
The accord with our Bodo friends was made while protecting the interest of other communities of Assam. This is a victory for all, it's victory for humanity. It is inspired by the mantraof 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas & Sabka Vishwas', & by the spirit of 'Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat'.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2020
Prime Minister, in his tweet said, “Bodo Agreement stands out for many reasons. Those who were previously associated with armed resistance groups will now be entering the mainstream and contributing to our nation’s progress.”
Accordingly, over 1615 cadres of different factions of the NDFB have surrendered their arms and joined the mainstream within two days of the signing of the agreement.
“The Accord with Bodo groups will further protect and popularise the unique culture of the Bodo people. They will get access to a wide range of development oriented initiatives. We are committed to doing everything possible to help the Bodo people realise their aspirations”, the Prime Minister said in his tweet.
A special package of Rs 1500 Crore is earmarked for the development of the region.