Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma revieweing the preparation for Narendra Modi's February 7 Kokrajhar visit. Image: Northeast Now
Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma revieweing the preparation for Narendra Modi's February 7 Kokrajhar visit. Image: Northeast Now

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited Kokrajhar on Saturday to review the preparations for the February 7 visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi will visit Kokrajhar to take part in a rally, which is being organised celebrating the signing of the recent Bodo pact.

The Bodo pact was signed among the Centre, Assam government, the four factions of NDFB, All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO).

Speaking to reporters Sarma said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kokrajhar is confirmed.”

He also dismissed reports of bandh during the Prime Minister’s visit to the district.

“Anyone having problems with the government or its decisions then they can approach the government for talks,” Sarma said.

“New villages will be included or excluded from the BTR within the next six months.”

“A commission will be formed for the purpose and both exclusion and inclusion will be reviewed by it after requests are made before the commission,” Sarma added.

The commission will have members from ABSU, BTC, a retired High Court Judge along with representatives from the non-Bodo organisations.

NE NOW NEWS

Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: contact@nenow.in