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PM Modi to visit Kokrajhar in Assam on February 7, his first after anti-CAA protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Kokrajhar, Assam on February 7 to take part in a rally which is being organised to celebrate the signing of the recent Bodo pact, confirms Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sharma.

The minister visited Kokrajhar on Saturday to review the preparations for the rally.

Home Minister Amit Shah is also likely accompany the Prime Minister for the celebration, as it will be also be a platform to kick-start the election campaign for the Bodo Council elections which are scheduled to be held in the month of April.

The Centre on January 27 had signed a tripartite agreement with representatives of four factions of insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), and All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) in Delhi.

About 1,550 cadres along with 130 weapons surrendered on January 30 under the accord.

The agreement aims at restoring peace and tranquility in the region by granting special economic and politics provisions to the people of Bodoland.

“The Accord with Bodo groups 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,” The Prime Minister had tweeted right after the signing of the accord.

This will be the first visit of the Prime Minister in the state after the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests turned violent in the state. The Prime Minister was scheduled to visit the state on December 15 and 16 with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for the annual bilateral summit.



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