Bodo pact is historic for peace, development: PM MOdi

Terming the Bodo agreement a historic chapter for peace, development and unity in Assam, PM Narendra Modi said the accord sent a clear message that non-violence and adherence to democracy and the Constitution could help resolve issues.

“Bodo friends joining us on the path of peace sends a clear message that solution to issues is possible when we leave the path of violence and repose faith in democracy and Constitution. I welcome my Bodo friends to the mainstream. We are committed to ensuring the development of Bodo areas,” he said in a series of tweets.

“As India remembers pujya Bapu on his punya tithi, Assam is witnessing a historic chapter for peace and development. After a wait of 50 years, agreement with our Bodo friends heralds a new beginning.,” Modi said.

As per the agreement, all Bodo outfits have decided to give up their militant campaign for a separate homeland. This was the second time in a week when the PM emphasised that peaceful means were better suited for resolution of problems. On Sunday, he had stressed on the importance of non-violence in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ address on Sunday.

Modi also said work has begun on a comprehensive Rs.1,500 crore development package for Bodo areas.

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