Assam CM distributes Rs 4 lakh each to over 1000 surrendered NDFB militants


Guwahati: Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday took part  in the ceremonial handing over of Rs. 4 lakh as a rehabilitation package to the surrendered cadres of the now-defunct National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

Taking to Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Happy to hand over fixed deposit certificates of Rs 4 lakh each to 1,105 ex-cadres of different NDFB factions who abjured violence as part of our commitment to bring disgruntled youth into the mainstream. Cadres left out now to be included in 3rd phase of rehabilitation.” 

At the ceremony, Sarma also paid tribute to ‘Bodofa’ Upendranath Brahma, saying that he played a key role in the Bodo struggle. At the same time, he also lavished praise on India’s “two foremost people” — prime minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah — for their role in the ongoing peace process.

After the signing of the peace accord, a total of 1615 cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) laid down their arms on January 30, 2020, which was also the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

On September 29 this year, several militants of the United Liberation of Bodoland (ULB) laid down their arms.