PM Modi Rally in Assam Live Updates: "We Understood Aspirations And Emotional Context Of Northeast," Says PM

PM Modi had said that the signing of the Bodo Accord "will lead to a transformative results for Bodo people, ushering in a new dawn of peace, harmony and togetherness".

PM Modi Rally in Assam Live Updates: 'We Understood Aspirations And Emotional Context Of Northeast,' Says PM

PM Modi is addressing an event to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today thanked the people of the Bodo region, saying that it was because of people's support that the Bodo peace accord was signed, heralding a new dawn of peace in Assam. Addressing a massive public rally to celebrate the signing of the accord on January 27 that is expected to bring lasting peace to the troubled state, PM Modi said now the time was to work together for peace and development of the Northeast.

"All of India is thanking you (Bodo tribes) and celebrating with you. It is because you all agreed to living in peace and contribute towards a stronger India," PM Modi said at a mega rally in Assam's Kokrajhar, a Bodo-dominated town.

This is prime minister's first visit to the Northeast since protests erupted against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last December in which three people were killed.

The Bodo accord was signed on January 27 by the government with four factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), All Bodo Students'' Union and a civil society group for bringing a lasting peace in Bodo-dominated areas in Assam. The prime minister had termed the day "a very special day for India" and said that it "will lead to a transformative results for Bodo people, ushering in a new dawn of peace, harmony and togetherness".

Over 1,615 cadres of different factions of the NDFB surrendered their arms and joined the mainstream within two days of the signing of the agreement.

Here are the Live Updates on PM Modi's visit to Assam:

Feb 07, 2020 15:09 (IST)
The Bru-Reang crisis was resolved after another historic agreement: PM

  • We're also working on education, skill, and sports for the youth of Northeast. Apart from this, we've also built new hostels for Northeast students in Delhi and Bengaluru.
  • New railway stations, new railway routes, new airports, new waterways, and internet connectivity - the amount of work that is being done today is unprecedented.
  • Projects like Bogibeel Bridge that were hanging for ages have been completed and it has millions of people with connectivity. It increases their trust in the government.
  • The Bru-Reang crisis was also resolved a few days ago after another historic agreement. Thousands of families will now have their residential houses after signing this agreement, bringing an end to a problem that pestered for about 2.5 decades.
Feb 07, 2020 14:29 (IST)
"Thousands of Northeast people lived like refugees in their own country in the past": PM


  • Thousands of Northeast people lived like refugees in their own country in the past. Now, they are being rehabilitated with full facilities.
  • People of India were afraid of coming here at one time. Now, they're pitching it as the next tourist destination.
  • We've ensured that once every 10-15 days, a union minister will visit the Northeast, will spend the night, talk to people and solve their problems.
  • Our ministers spent a lot of time here and solved a lot of problems. My Government is taking direct feedback and are making the right decisions in sync.
Feb 07, 2020 14:22 (IST)
Before we came to power, most states in Northeast was under the Armed Forces. After we came to power, most regions of Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh are free from AFSPA: PM Modi
Feb 07, 2020 14:21 (IST)


  • The entire issue of Northeast was serious and we worked on it with a new approach. We understood the aspirations and emotional context of different regions of the Northeast.
  • We conversed with them and made them feel one of our own.
  • This has helped reduced extremism. Earlier, there were about 1,000 killings in the Northeast due to extremism but today, on an average, the situation is normal and peaceful.
Feb 07, 2020 14:17 (IST)

"The manner in which the northeast situation was handled by earlier governments was disappointing. Political parties used to ignore revolts, blockades, and violent protests. They just contained them, but never solved them. Their attitude in life is "let is be... let it happen".... Because of this, over decades the northeast started getting disconnected with the rest of the country.... Had lost hope in the Constitution... had never seen progress, let alone understand it," says PM Modi.
Feb 07, 2020 14:15 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 14:13 (IST)


"The Government is now trying to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. I want to assure the people of Assam that after the Committee submits its report, the Central Government will act on it swiftly," says PM Modi.
Feb 07, 2020 14:12 (IST)
"Rs 1,500 crore special developmental package to help the Bodos"

  • Under the Accord, Rs 1500 crore will be given as a special developmental package to help the Bodos.
  • Every right, culture, language, and development will be ensured. Their protection will be ensured.
Feb 07, 2020 14:08 (IST)


"The Central Government, Assam Government and people associated with the Bodo movement have signed an Accord that fulfils all demands and development is our main concern hereon.

This accord will not only benefit the Bodo people but other societies as well. According to the Accord, BTC's territorial range has been increased and given more power".
Feb 07, 2020 14:05 (IST)
We won't allow the darkness of terrorism to return here: PM Modi

  • We won't allow the darkness of terrorism to return to Assam. 
  • No citizen will die of violence anymore in this region.
  • Mothers whose children have returned from the wilderness are blessing me today. So many families have been reconciled.
Feb 07, 2020 14:03 (IST)


  • There were gunfights for decades. The arrival of peace to Assam is a historic moment. It is a great coincidence that it has happened when the entire country is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Mahatma Gandhi used to say that whatever we gain from walking on Ahimsa is accepted by everyone.
  • A lot of people from Assam have accepted peace, ahimsa, and democracy. They have placed the Indian Constitution at its rightful place.
Feb 07, 2020 14:00 (IST)

"Today, after decades, progress of people and progress of society will gather pace. This truly has been a historic agreement.... I thank each and every one of you who have been involved in the process and made this possible," says PM Modi.
Feb 07, 2020 13:55 (IST)
Never ever shall the darkness of violence creep in again: PM Modi


  • All of India is thanking you (Bodo tribes) and celebrating with you. It is because you all agreed to living in peace and contribute towards a stronger India.
  • You all have chosen peace and light.
  • Never ever shall the darkness of violence creep in again. Never again will a brother, sister, mother or father ever lose a member of their family.
Feb 07, 2020 13:51 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 13:48 (IST)


  • Never have I seen such a large gathering.... This is perhaps the largest ever political rally since independence.
  • I was seeing from the helicopter. Even from the air, this vast gathering looked like a sea of people.
  • I am humbled to see such a large turnout to come and bless us.
Feb 07, 2020 13:45 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 13:44 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 13:41 (IST)
PM Modi addresses people in Kokrajhar.
Feb 07, 2020 12:33 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 12:32 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 12:05 (IST)


Prime Minister Modi was welcomed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi among others.
Feb 07, 2020 11:49 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 09:23 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 09:17 (IST)
This will be the prime minister''s first visit to the Northeast since protests erupted against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last December in which three people were killed.
Feb 07, 2020 09:14 (IST)
Feb 07, 2020 09:13 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kokrajhar to participate in an event to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement.
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