NDFB(S) president B Saoraigwra,
B Saoraigwra, NDFB(S) president (2nd from left), mediator Thulunga Basumatary (extreme left), NDFB(S) general secretary BR Ferrenga (2nd from right) and mediator Rajkumar Prithviraj Narayan Dev Mech. Image credit – Northeast Now

While politicians and social organisations are debating on the pros and cons of a Union Territorial Council in Bodoland, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has a different story to tell.

Officials in MHA told Northeast Now that the reports of creation of Union Territorial Council (UTC) in Bodoland is absolutely wrong.

Sources said centre will sign a peace accord with NDFB militants on Monday in Delhi in the presence of union home minister Amit Shah.

According to MHA sources, there is absolutely no possibility of creating separate Bodoland state or UTC as part of the peace accord.

As part of the accord, Centre is likely to announce a special economic package for rehabilitation of the militants and development of the Bodo belt, sources said.

Leaders of other factions of the NDFB are reportedly camping in Delhi for the much-awaited peace talks.

Formal talks between the Centre and the three factions of the NDFB, led by Ranjan Daimary, Govinda Basumatary and Dhiren Boro were already on.

The NDFB (S) has recently joined the peace process and singed suspension of operation (SoO) with the centre.

NDFB (S) top leaders–B Saoraigwra, B.R. Ferenga, B. Batha and G Bidai are camping in Delhi to give final touches to the talks on the proposed peace accord.

NDFB chief Daimary, who was granted interim bail by Gauhati High Court on Friday, walked out of Guwahati Central Jail on Saturday.

Daimary headed straight to Guwahati Airport from central jail to fly to Delhi to join the peace talks.

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