Union Home Minister Amit Shah (Photo Credit: PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to address a pro-Citizenship Amendment Act meeting in Telangana soon, BJP sources said on Monday. However, details of the event, includingits date, had not yet been finalised, they said.
The BJP’s state unit has organised various events in support of the amended citizenship law in recent weeks.
Earlier, the Government of India on Monday signed a landmark tripartite accord with representatives of all factions of banned organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were present during the signing ceremony. “Today Centre, Assam government and Bodo representatives have signed an important agreement. This agreement will ensure a golden future for Assam and for the Bodo people,” Shah said after the peace accord was signed at the Home Ministry office in North Block.”1550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on 30th January. As the Home Minister, I want to assure all representatives that all promises will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner,” Shah further said.
What Bodo accord says?
This accord will pave the path for development of both Assam and Bodo region, Shah said. According to the peace pact, the Centre will grant Rs 1,500 crore to the region, which will be spread in the three-year period. Special attempts will be made to safeguard language, culture and land rights in the region. Those who will surrender will be rehabilitated accordingly. Families of those killed in Bodo movement will get relief of Rs 5 lakh each. “All stakeholders of Bodo society has signed this agreement, reaffirming the territorial integrity of Assam,” Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The four factions of the NDFB, which signed the pact, were led by Ranjan Daimari, Govinda Basumatary, Dhiren Boro and B Saoraigra.