Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at a rally in Kokrajhar, Assam, to celebrate the signing of the Bodo Agreement. Following an agreement reached in 1993, Bodoland became an autonomous administrative unit, constituted under the sixth plan of the Indian Constitution, with an area of 8,795 km2, managed by the Bodoland Autonomous Council. Delhi: The Government of India signs a tripartite agreement with representatives of all factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) banned from the Ministry of the Interior (MHA); Interior Minister Amit Shah and Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal pic.twitter.com/Knyebw7WSo “The agreement signed in 1993 and 2003 failed to bring lasting peace to the BTAD. There is no more demand with the signing of this Bodo agreement,” the Prime Minister said in his speech. The Union`s Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, and Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal were present when the Centre signed the tripartite agreement with representatives of banned groups. The interior minister added that the agreement was another success of the Prime Minister`s vision of “Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas, Sab ka Vishwas” because the agreement paved the way for the development of Assam. Since taking office, Shri Modi has launched many policy measures that have improved the region`s infrastructure, connectivity, economic growth, tourism and social development. Commenting on the Bodo agreement, Prime Minister Modi said: “Today is recognised the support of all young people who are part of the All Bodo Student Union (ABSU), the Bodoland National Democratic Front (NDFB), BTC leader Hagrama Mohilary and the Assam government, who have played a very positive role in this agreement.” Shri Shah stated, in view of the main features of the agreement, that the objective of the Protocol was to extend the scope and powers of the BTC and to streamline its operation; solve problems related to Bodo people residing outside the territorial districts of Bodoland (BTAD); promoting and protecting Bodo`s social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic identities; providing legal protection of the land rights of tribal members; ensure the rapid development of tribal areas and rehabilitate members of NDFB groups. Comments Bodo Agreement, Bru-Reangs Rehabilitation in Tripura has put the region on the path to development The Prime Minister said: “After the signing of this historic agreement with the Bodo organisations, the development of the Bodo territories is at the forefront of our government. Work on a large R.1,500 Crore package has begun.
We will focus on the ease of life and ensure that Bodos benefits fully from the government`s programmes. A tripartite agreement signed on 27 January in New Delhi by representatives of Bodo organizations with the central governments and Assam presents Assam with a new model of power sharing and management, in accordance with the sixth calendar of the Indian Constitution. Among the bodo parts of the agreement are the All Bodo Students` Union (ABSU), the United Peoples Organization (UBPO) and the four factions of the Boroland National Democratic Front (NDFB). Shri Shah said that the territorial integrity of Assam is guaranteed by this agreement, because each Bodo group is on board. He stressed that in the past, the Northeastern states felt neglected, but modi assured that an EU minister would visit the region weekly to ensure effective implementation of government programs and to complete infrastructure projects in a timely manner.