Narendra Modi to address rally in Assam's Kokrajhar on 7 February; prime minister's first visit to North East after anti-CAA protests

This will be the prime minister's first visit to northeast since it witnessed several anti-CAA protests

Press Trust of India February 03, 2020 19:02:41 IST
Narendra Modi to address rally in Assam's Kokrajhar on 7 February; prime minister's first visit to North East after anti-CAA protests
  • Narendra Modi will address a rally in Bodo-dominated Kokrajhar town of Assam on 7 February

  • This will be the prime minister's first visit to northeast since it witnessed several anti-CAA protests

  • The visit comes a week after the central government signed a peace pact with several Bodo militant groups and a student body

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Bodo-dominated Kokrajhar town of Assam on 7 February.

Narendra Modi to address rally in Assams Kokrajhar on 7 February prime ministers first visit to North East after antiCAA protests

File image of Narendra Modi. ANI

This will be the Prime Minister's first visit to the North East since it witnessed several anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests in which three people were killed.

Modi will visit Assam on 7 February and address a rally in Kokrajhar, a government official said.

The visit comes a week after the central government signed a peace pact with several Bodo militant groups and a student body.

The signing of the Bodo agreement led to surrender of over 1,500 militants of the major insurgent group National Democratic Front of Boroland.

A summit meeting between Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, scheduled to be held in Guwahati in December, was also cancelled due to the anti-CAA protests.

Modi was also invited for the inauguration of the recently-concluded 'Khelo India' games in Guwahati but he did not attend it.

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