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PM Modi To Address Rally In Assam On February 7, First Visit To Northeast After Anti-CAA Protests

This Will Be The Prime Minister's First Visit To The Northeast Since It Witnessed Several Anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act Protests In Which Three People Were Killed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 03 Feb 2020, 05:24:06 PM
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Prime Minister Modi will visit Assam on February 7 and address a rally in Kokrajhar. (Photo Credit: PTI file)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Bodo-dominated Kokrajhar town of Assam on February 7, days after the Centre signed a peace agreement with several Bodo militant groups and a student body. This will be the prime minister's first visit to the Northeast since it witnessed several anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests in which three people were killed.

Prime Minister Modi will visit Assam on February 7 and address a rally in Kokrajhar, a government official said. The visit comes a week after the central government signed a peace pact with several Bodo militant groups and a student body.

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The signing of the Bodo agreement led to surrender of over 1,500 militants of the major insurgent group National Democratic Front of Boroland.

A summit meeting between Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, scheduled to be held in Guwahati in December, was also cancelled due to the anti-CAA protests.

Modi was also invited for the inauguration of the recently-concluded 'Khelo India' games in Guwahati but he did not attend it. 

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First Published : 03 Feb 2020, 05:09:44 PM