Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam’s Health Minister informed this via social media platform, Twitter that Today at 1.30 pm with blessings of PM Sri Narendra Modi GoI under the leadership of Home Minister Sri Amit Shah shall sign a historic Bodo Accord by bringing four groups of NDFB together, the Minister wrote, adding that the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) will be a key signatory in this Accord.
The Assam Minister also wrote in his tweet that a new treaty will “reaffirm the territorial integrity of the state”
Biswa Sarma wrote, “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. My best wishes.”
1/2 Today at 1.30 pm with blessings of PM Sri @narendramodi GoI under the leadership of HM Sri @AmitShah shall sign a historic #BodoAccord by bringing four groups of #NDFB together. All Bodo Students’ Union will be a key signatory in this Accord.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) January 27, 2020
The agreement will be signed by Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the four NDFB factions.
A sports university and job-oriented higher-education institutions are expected to be part of the pact.
Before providing ‘special’ political rights to Bodos, a commission is likely to be set up for talking to a cross-section of the people in Assam. “The pact will pave the way for political rights to the Bodos. Some economic package is also likely to be announced,” a senior official said.
Meanwhile, an indefinite ‘bandh’ has been called in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas by the non-Bodo organizations to protest against the Accord as many organizations believe that the new Accord will be detrimental to the non-Bodo community and hamper a lot of their rights.
A bandh supporter issued this statement, “We will die, but we will not accept this new Accord.”