Guwahati: Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Accord marks the beginning of end of insurgency in Northeast.
Shah made this comment while addressing a rally in Assam’s Kokrajhar district.
“Only BJP, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, can make Assam corruption-free, terrorism-free and pollution-free,” the minister said.
Speaking at the public rally to mark the first anniversary of signing the BTR Accord, the minister said that due to efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new era of development and peace has prevailed in BTR.
Shah said, “PM Modi had initiated the process to end insurgency in the Northeast by signing the Bodo peace Accord. Efforts were made for settlement for Bru-Reang issue and 700 members of 8 armed groups laid down arms.”
The minister also said that once the region was known for terror and bloodshed, this area will now become the most developed area of the state.
Shah also asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP are committed to fulfill all clauses of the BTR Accord, inked a year ago.
“I have come here to iterate that PM Modi and the BJP are committed to fulfill all clauses of the BTR Accord, which will pave the way for peace and development in the region,” he further stated.
Coming down heavily on the Congress party, Shah said that the grand old party had signed many agreements with different militant outfits in the past, but failed to keep the promises it made.
During his address, he also said that political rights, cultural rights and language of all communities of Assam are secure under the BJP government.
“Several measures have been taken to protect, preserve and promote the rich culture, language and heritage of all communities of the state,” the Union minister said.
The BTR Accord, designed to usher in peace in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD), was signed on January 27, last year, by the Centre, the Assam government, all four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland and the then Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilary.