Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend an event at Kokrajhar in Assam today to celebrate the signing of the Bodo Accord. All arrangements have been made to make the event a grand success. A multi-layered security arrangement is in place for Prime Minister’s visit.
Nearly 4 to 5 lakh people are expected to attend the event. A bike rally was taken out by All Bodo Students Union yesterday welcoming the accord and Prime Minister’s visit. Apart from the Prime Minister, Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and his ministerial colleagues will attend the event. The Tripartite Bodo Agreement was signed between the Centre, Assam Government and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) on 27th of last month. The Agreement is aimed at bringing political and economic benefits to the Bodo tribe, which is one of the largest tribes of Assam.
The existing structure of the Bodoland Territorial Council will be strengthened with more powers and its seats will be expanded from 40 to 60. An economic programme of 1,500 crore rupees will be implemented in the next three years with equal contribution from Centre and the state. The Assam government will soon notify Bodo language as an associate official language of the state.