Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue: PM Modi says it is a historic accord

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The Government on Monday, January 27, signed an accord with ABSU and all the factions of NDFB sign a Bodo Peace Accord with GoI to ensure peaceful development in the region. The National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) was considered the most dreaded among them. They had been demanding separate Bodoland state. The tripartite agreement was signed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, top leadership of the four factions of the NDFB, ABSU, Joint Secretary in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg and Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.”It is a historic accord,” Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said and asserted that the pact will bring a comprehensive solution to the Bodo issue. The Bodo Peace Accord will lead to a “full and final” solution to the decade-old Bodo issue. Welcoming the accord, Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma says.  Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) will now be named as Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), and will have more administrative power. The Bodo Peace Accord has “full support” of the Assam government led by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief Hagrama Mohilary, “making it a full and final solution to the over decades old Bodo issue”, Sarma said in a tweet. “The Bodo Accord shall reaffirm the territorial integrity of Assam and at the same time usher us into a new hope of peace and progress in Bodoland,” Sarma added.

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