Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally (file image). Image Credit: Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Kokrajhar town in Western Assam on February 7 to take part in the celebrations organized to mark the signing of Bodo Peace Accord.

The Assam government as well as the ruling Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) have lined up a cultural extravaganza to mark the occasion of signing of the historic Accord.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to address a huge gathering on the occasion. More than 4, 00,000 people from the BTAD districts and other parts of Assam are expected to attend the programme.

The peace accord was signed with all the four factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and other organizations demanding a separate state for the Bodos.

The historic Accord was signed on January 27 this year in New Delhi in presence of Union home minister Amit Shah and top leaders of the Bodos.

Prime Minister Modi in a tweet termed the signing of the Accord a historic step for ushering in lasting peace in Assam’s Bodoland and in the state as a whole.

“Bodo friends joining us on path of peace sends a clear message that solution to issues is possible when we leave path of violence & repose faith in democracy & Constitution.

“I welcome my Bodo friends to the mainstream. We are committed to ensure development of Bodo areas,” Modi had tweeted after signing of the Accord.

“After signing this historic agreement with Bodo organizations, foremost priority of our govt is development of Bodo areas.

“Work has begun on a comprehensive Rs 1500 crore package. Our special focus will be on ease of living and ensuring that Bodos benefit fully from govt schemes,” he had said.

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