Bodo Peace Treaty signed in New Delhi


GUWAHATI/NEW DELHI: The Government of India has signed the Bodo Peace Treaty with all the factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland and All Bodo Students’ Union today in New Delhi.

The tripartite agreement was signed by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, top leadership of the four factions of the NDFB, ABSU, joint secretary in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg and Assam chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna in presence of union home minister Amit Shah.

Meanwhile, Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma who was present during the signing of the treaty announced key issues to be included in the agreement:

  • BTC assembly will now have 60 seats from existing 40.
  • BTAD will be renamed as Bodoland Territorial Region.
  • BTC will be given more legislative, executive and financial power.
  • Bodo language will become associate official language of entire state of Assam.
  • There will be territorial inclusion and exclusion under BTC.
  • NIT will be established in Udalguri.
  • Campuses of several national institutes will also be established in the region.