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1,550 NDFB Cadres To Surrender On Jan 30: Amit Shah

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Post the signing of the historic Bodo Accord with all the factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 27th, 2020 said that 1,550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on January 30th, 2020. Shah said that the agreement will ensure a golden future for Assam and for the Bodo people.

The tripartite agreement was signed in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, NEDA Convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma, top leadership of the four factions of the NDFB, Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mohilary, Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg and Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna.

“This agreement will ensure a golden future for Assam and for the Bodo people. As the Home Minister, I want to assure the representatives that all promises will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner,” he said.

Speaking on the same lines, Sarma said that all stakeholders of Bodo society has signed this agreement, reaffirming the territorial integrity of Assam.

The four factions of the NDFB, which signed the pact, are led by Ranjan Daimary, Govinda Basumatary, Dhiren Boro and B Saoraigwra. The All Bodo Students’ Union was the key signatory of the Bodo Accord. However, it is not yet clear whether the status of the existing Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) will be enhanced.

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