Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the people of Assam and other North-Eastern states that no outsiders would be able to settle in this region due to the Citizenship Amendment Act. Mr. Modi said that rumors are being spread that outsiders would be settled in this part through CAA.
Addressing the Bodo Peace Accord celebration rally at Kokrajhar yesterday, the Prime Minister appealed all those who are still following the path of violence, to quit arms and return to the mainstream. He said that the Bodo youths could be seen as an example in this regard. Mr. Modi emphasized that violence will never be the solution of any issue.
Appreciating the recent surrender of around 650 militants, the Prime Minister said that they would be rehabilitated as per the schemes of the Centre and the State Government. The Prime Minister hoped that the Bodoland Territorial Council Authority would develop a new model of development by taking all stakeholders on board.
He said that after this accord, the Centre would give 1500 crore rupees as a development package of this region. The Prime Minister said that now development should be the first and last priority for all. Mr. Modi also assured that the government would fulfill the recommendations of the Clause 6 committee of the Assam Accord once they submit the report.
He said that tremendous progress has been made in the North East region during the last 5 years due to the efforts of the Centre. Prime Minister Modi said the NDA government has worked hard to fulfill the aspirations of the people of the North East.
He said that the 14th Finance Commission has given around 3 lakh crore rupees to North East in comparison to only 90 thousand crore rupees by the 13th Commission. He stressed that infrastructures are being developed in the region in a war footing manner.