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PM Modi In Assam: 'New Dawn Of Permanent Peace Has Arrived, Will Not Allow Violence To Return'

This Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's First Visit To The Northeast Since Protests Erupted Against The Citizenship (Amendment) Act Last December.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 07 Feb 2020, 03:41:35 PM
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PM Narendra Modi will visit Kokrajhar to participate in an event to celebrate the signing of the historic Bodo accord (Photo Credit: PTI File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday highlighted the importance of the Bodo agreement and said that no citizen will die of violence anymore in the North East and the road for development has opened in the region. "The road for permanent peace has opened up only due to your help and willpower. This is a new opportunity and a new dawn for Assam and the entire Northeast to welcome the 21st century," he said addressing a gathering.

"We won't allow the darkness of terrorism to return here. No citizen will die of violence anymore in this region. Mothers whose children have returned from the wilderness are blessing me today. So many families have been reconciled," the Prime Minister added. Terming it a historic moment, Prime Minister Modi outlined that the signing of peace accord has come at a time when the nation was celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Bodo accord was signed on January 27 by the government with four factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), All Bodo Students Union and a civil society group for bringing a lasting peace in Bodo-dominated areas in Assam. A cultural programme of ethnic groups of Assam is being organised to showcase the diversity of the state, the statement said.

he Bru-Reang crisis was also resolved a few days ago after another historic agreement. Thousands of families will now have their residential houses after signing this agreement, bringing an end to a problem that pestered for about 2.5 decades: PM Modi

I am here to assure all in Assam, that anti-Assam and anti-national mentality will not be tolerated and forgiven by country. Some powers are spreading rumours in Northeast that people from outside will come and settle here due to CAA. I want to assure that no such thing will happen: PM Modi

New national highways have been approved. The entire railway network of Northeast has been changed to a broad gauge. New airports are being made and old airports are being modernized at a brisk pace: PM Modi 

In the 13th Finance Commission, all states of Northeast got less than Rs 90,000 crore added together. In the 14th Finance Commission, after we came to power, it was increased to Rs 3 lakh crore. In the last 3-4 years, 3000 km of roads have been built here: PM Modi

Our ministers spent a lot of time here and solved a lot of problems. My Govt is taking direct feedback and are making the right decisions in sync: PM Modi 

We've ensured that once every 10-15 days, a Central Minister will visit the Northeast, will spend the night, talk to people and solve their problems: PM Modi

Earlier, states of Northeast were looked upon as recipients. Today, they are considered as growth-engines for development. Earlier, this region was thought to be far from Delhi. Today, Delhi is very close to you & hears you with care: PM Modi

People of India were afraid of coming to Northeast at one time. Now, they're pitching it as the next tourist destination: PM Modi

Before we came to power, most states in Northeast was under the Armed Forces. After we came to power, most regions of Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh are free from AFSPA: PM Modi

This has helped reduced extremism. Earlier, there were about 1000 killings in the Northeast due to extremism but today, on an average, the situation is normal and peaceful: PM Modi 

The entire issue of Northeast was serious and we worked on it with a new approach. We understood the aspirations and emotional context of different regions of the Northeast. We conversed with them and made them feel one of our own: PM Modi

The Northeast where thousands of people became refugees in their own country due to violence. They are now being given new facilities to settle here with full respect and dignity: PM Modi

Political parties used to ignore revolts, blockades, and violent protests. They just contained them, but never solved them. This approach had pushed the people of Northeast so far that they had stopped believing in democracy: PM Modi 

Bodo Territorial Council, Assam Govt and the Central Govt is now working together and will give 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas' will be emboldened: PM Modi 

It is time to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord, Centre will work expeditiously once the report is submitted: PM Modi 

This accord will not only benefit the Bodo people but other societies as well. According to the Accord, BTC's territorial range has been increased and given more power: PM Modi

The Central Govt, Assam Govt and people associated with the Bodo movement have signed an Accord that fulfils all demands and development is our main concern hereon: PM Modi

I welcome all those who were part of the Bodo Land Movement and have joined the mainstream. After five decades, with full harmony, the expectations and aspirations of every partner associated with the Bodo Land Movement have been respected: PM Modi

There were gunfights for decades. The arrival of peace to Assam is a historic moment. It is a great coincidence that it has happened when the entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi

We won't allow the darkness of terrorism to return here. No citizen will not die of violence anymore in this region. Mothers whose children have returned from the wilderness are blessing me today. So many families have been reconciled: PM Modi

It's because of people's support that a new dawn of permanent peace has arrived in Assam: PM Modi

The road for permanent peace has opened up only due to your help and willpower. This is a new opportunity and a new dawn for Assam and the entire Northeast to welcome the 21st century: PM Modi 

Today is the day to acknowledge the support of all the young people belonging to All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary and Assam Govt, who played a very positive role for this agreement: PM Modi 

Today, 130 crore Indians are congratulating you and are thanking you for solving this issue. Today is the day to celebrate the culture, heritage and tradition of the region: PM Modi 

Today is the day to remember those martyrs who laid down their lives for the country's doing their duty. Today is the day to remember Upendra Nath and Roop Nath Bramha and to pay our respects to them: PM Modi 

I pay my respects and thank all of you. I'm here to instill a new belief in all Assamese people: PM Modi

Some people talk about 'hitting me with sticks', but here I see the 'security cover' of the love of thousands of mothers and sisters: PM Modi

I've seen a lot of rallies in my political and public life, but I have never seen such a massive crowd. This is certainly one of the largest political rallies in India in the post-Independence era: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his speech in Assam's Kokrajhar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Kokrajhar.


PM Narendra Modi arrived in Guwahati on his way to Kokrajhar. He was welcomed by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, CM Sarbanand Sonwal, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and others.

On Thursday, Prime Minister tweeted saying he was looking forward to being Assam. 

"Tomorrow, I look forward to being in Assam. I will be in Kokrajhar to address a public meeting. We will mark the successful signing of the Bodo Accord, which brings to an end a problem that had been persisting for decades. It marks the start of a new era of peace and progress," his post said.

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First Published : 07 Feb 2020, 12:14:15 PM