Kokrajhar, February 6: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday reviewed preparations in Kokrajhar ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to participate in the celebrations of the signing of the Bodo agreement.
It will be the first visit of Prime Minister Modi since the state witnessed anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been taking very positive initiatives for the speedy growth of Assam and North-east. He respects NE and he wants speedy growth in NE. That is why to restore peace and tranquility within the state of Assam and entire NE, the Prime Minister and Home Minister Amit Shah are taking exemplary initiatives, this Bodo Peace Accord is one of them,” Sonowal said.
“That is why we are proud of this particular Accord and also we are very eagerly looking forward to receiving the Prime Minister on February 7,” he added.
Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti said that the state police is “confident and totally prepared” ahead of the PM’s visit.
The visit comes days after the State Government signed a tripartite agreement with representatives of all factions of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and the Home Affairs (MHA) in New Delhi on January 27. (Agencies)