Eastern Times , Guwahati : Union Home Minister Amit Shah Sunday said that ” the Prime Minister started ending the unrest not only in Assam but the entire North East and it started with the Bodo Peace Agreement, followed by the Bru-Reang Agreement. Today the era of violence is coming to an end and the era of peace is beginning”.
He said that only BJP, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, can make Assam “corruption-free, terrorism-free and pollution-free”.
Shah also said the Prime Minister has done the work of scrapping Articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution from Jammu and Kashmir and in the recent Panchayat elections, police did not have to shoot a single bullet and peaceful polling took place.”
Amit Shah attended a special function held in Kokrajhar, Assam to celebrate the first anniversary of the historic Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) agreement. The Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance and Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, chief of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Promod Bodo and other leaders also attended the programme.
In his address, Amit Shah said exactly a year ago, under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the Bodoland Territorial Region Peace Agreement was signed under which, according to the directions of the Prime Minister, wherever there is unrest in the entire North East, talks with all sections of the people paved the way for peace.
Shah said the BTR agreement has completed one year and led by Mr. Modi, a new era of peace has begun. The problem of the Bodo region, which had been continuing over several years and claimed more than 5,000 lives, was resolved as a result of the firm resolve and guidance of Modiji, paving the way for development in the Bodo region.
The Union Home Minister said the Assam government is also setting up three degree colleges in the region.
Tributes are being paid to Upendra Nath Brahma by opening an institute in his name.
Rs. 500 crore has been allocated for the road network in Bodo areas and the entire Bodo region will be developed through this road. 65 schemes worth Rs. 750 crore have been commissioned and a separate allocation of Rs. 565 crore has also been done. Shah said the Prime Minister believes that Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas is the mantra that can make India Atma-Nirbhar, preserve the culture of the Bodo region and move ahead by further promoting and developing it.
Shri Shah also said that besides ensuring economic, cultural and educational progress, political rights will also be protected.
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