Assam Government has declared a public holiday in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) on February 7, the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Kokrajhar to celebrate the signing of the Bodo Peace Accord, which he termed “historic.”
Assam Governor issued a communique stating, “ The Governor of Assam is very much pleased to declare 7th February 2020, as a public holiday in view of the celebration of Bodo Accord. In the districts of BTAD – Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri — for enabling the participation of people. All Government offices within the jurisdiction of above-mentioned districts will remain closed on that day.”
Taking to Twitter, Biswa Sarma, posted pictures of the site inspection along with the caption, “Reviewed preparations for celebrations of Bodo Accord on 7 Feb in Kokrajhar with Minister Pijush Hazarika, BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary, Tuliram Ronghang, MP Biswajit Daimary, Minister Chandan Brahma, & ABSU leaders. We are excited to welcome Hon PM PM Sri Narendra Modi to this historic event.”
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reached Kokrajhar to review preparations ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, which will be his first to the State since the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act which sparked protests across the length and breadth of Assam.