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Centre signs tripartite agreement with Bodo groups

The Centre on Monday signed a tripartite agreement with representatives of all factions of banned organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) at the Union Home Affairs Ministry here.

The agreement was inked in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

In his remarks, Home Minister Amit Shah described the agreement between the Centre, Assam Government and Bodo representatives as "an important'' pact which will ensure a golden future for Assam and for the Bodo people.

Mr. Shah said the agreement will end years of hostilities and violence of Bodo insurgent groups as nine such factions have signed the accord which includes factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland. He said that as many as 1550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on January 30. "As Home Minister, I want to assure all representatives that all promises will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner,'' he said.

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