Hailing the Bodo Peace Accord inked on January 27th, 2020, with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Accord will usher new dawn of peace, harmony and togetherness.
“The accord with Bodo groups, which has been inked today, will lead to transformative results for the Bodo people,” the PM said.
Modi further said, “Bodo Accord inked today stands out for many reasons. It successfully brings together the leading stakeholders under one framework. Those who were previously associated with armed resistance groups will now be entering the mainstream and contributing to our nation’s progress.”
Besides, he said that the Accord will further protect and popularise the unique culture of the Bodo people. “They will get access to a wide range of development-oriented initiatives. We are committed to doing everything possible to help the Bodo people realise their aspirations,” he added.
The government signed the accord with the NDFB, one of the dreaded insurgent groups of Assam, providing political and economic bonanza sans a separate state or Union Territory.
The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), which has been spearheading a movement for a Bodoland state since 1972, and another group called United Bodo People’s Organisation were also signatories to the accord.
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