On this occasion, Shri Shah described this important opportunity as a vanguard of a golden future for Assam and a direct consequence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi`s policy of focusing on the development of the northeastern region. The realization of this vision is also reflected in the Bru Reang agreement signed on 16 January 2020 to end the humanitarian crisis in Meghalaya and Tripura, the recent handover of 644 armed cadres to Assam and the handover of 88 armed NLFT cadres to Tripura to lead them to today`s dominant agreement. Following the agreement, the NDFB factions will leave the path of violence, surrender their weapons and disband their armed organizations within one month of the signing of the agreement. The EU government and the Government of Assam will take the necessary steps to rehabilitate more than 1,500 executives from NDFB (P), NDFB (RD) and NDFB (S) in accordance with government policy. The agreement was signed in New Delhi on 27 January 2020. Shri Shah stated, in view of the main features of the agreement, that the objective of the Protocol was to extend the scope and powers of the BTC and to streamline its operation; solve problems related to Bodo people residing outside the territorial districts of Bodoland (BTAD); promoting and protecting Bodo`s social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic identities; providing legal protection of the land rights of tribal members; ensure the rapid development of tribal areas and rehabilitate members of NDFB groups. On 2 January 2020, the EU government signed the historic Bodo peace agreement with the Bodoland National Democratic Front (NDFB), one of Assam`s dangerous militant groups. The All Bodo Student Union (ABSU), which has long called for the Bodo state, also signed the treaty. The agreement is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of SabkaSathSabkaVikas and the commitment to a global development of the northeast that puts an end to a five-decade-old Bodo crisis. Thus, more than 1615 cadres from different factions of the NDFB surrendered their weapons and joined the mainstream within two days of the signing of the agreement.
The Prime Minister praised the All Bodo Student Union (ABSU), the National Demokratische Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Shri Hagrama Mahilare, the head of the BTC and the Government of Assam for their very positive role in the Bodo agreement. Under the agreement, villages that are dominated by Bodos and which were currently outside the BTAD would be included and those that were not Bodo would be excluded. Signing the agreement would end the 50-year-old Bodo crisis. The interior minister added that the agreement was another success of the Prime Minister`s vision of “Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas, Sab ka Vishwas” because the agreement paved the way for the development of Assam. Since taking office, Shri Modi has launched many policy measures that have improved the region`s infrastructure, connectivity, economic growth, tourism and social development. The Union`s Interior Minister, Amit Shah, presides over the signing of a historic agreement between the Indian government, the Assam government and representatives of Bodo to end the Bodo crisis of more than 50 years in New Delhi.