Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government is all set to sign an agreement with representatives of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and the Assam government to provide massive political as well and economical package for the community
New Delhi: The government of India on Monday (January 27) is all set to sign an agreement with all factions of banned insurgent organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).
This accord will give political and economic benefits to the Bodos. Also, ministry of home affairs (MHA) is likely to do a press briefing in this regard, where home minister Amit Shah along with representatives of the NDFB and the Assam government will sign the accord. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be present for the signing.
It is expected that the central government will provide a massive political as well and economical package for the community.
The government has also made it clear that the Centre would not make the state Bodoland territorial district into a Union Territory.
On January 16, Amit Shah and representatives of Bru refugees had signed an agreement to end the long-pending crisis of Bru refugees and for their settlement in Tripura in the presence of Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga.
"Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all the issues of Northeast are getting solved. This is one such step. Approximately 30,000 Bru refugees will be settled in Tripura. Rs 600 crores rupees package has been given for this," Amit Shah had said after signing the agreement.
The Union home ministry had decided to give voting rights to around 30,000 people who had fled from Mizoram to Tripura. The election commission had asked Mizoram to revise its rolls and include them.
They were denied voting rights as several NGOs in Mizoram had opposed it. Out of the 40 Assembly constituencies, Reangs are a majority in two. Voting rights and participation in the election process would mean that they have a chance to win in at least two seats.
Centre also said that Bru refugees, who will be settled in Tripura, will get a 40 by 30 feet plot along with Rs four lakh Fixed Deposit, cash assistance of Rs 5000 per month for two years and free ration will be given to Bru Refugees.
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Last Updated 27, Jan 2020, 10:54 AM