Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asked former militants of National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB)who returned to the main stream to use the agriculture equipment as their weapons to make the economic revolution successful.
As a part of the rehabilitation package for the NDFB cadres who laid down their arms and returned to the main stream, Sarma at a function held at Kokrajhar presented 1669 fixed deposit certificates amounting to Rs. 4 lakh each.
Under the scheme, 1062 ex-NDFB cadres from Kokrajhar, 573 from Chirang and 34 from Goalpara were given the financial assistance.
Sarma said that through this programme, the commitment and responsibility of the State government towards the Bodo Peace Accord to take it to its logical conclusion have been reiterated. He also said that the rehabilitation programme for the ex-cadres is a testimony of the State government’s commitment for making Atmanirbhar Assam and making the ex-cadres economically self-sufficient. He at the same time called upon the ex-cadres to make good use of the financial assistance and use them constructively.
He also requested the ex-cadres not to be carried away by unscrupulous elements and lend their role to make this well-deserved peace more permanent. He said that along with peace a new movement of economic development has been started in the BTR. With the help of Central and State governments and leadership of BTC the implementation of BTC accord is going on in full swing. The remaining parts of the Accord will be implemented in letter and spirit subsequently, Dr. Sarma added.
Sarma also said that other than the job seekers, the youths of the state need to be job creators. He also appealed to the more than four thousand ex-cadres who returned to the main stream to use the agriculture equipment as their weapons to make the economic revolution successful. He also stated that under the rehabilitation programme all the ex-cadres will be included in phases. Accordingly, other than those accused of heinous crimes, all the cases against the ex-NDFB cadres will be condoned.
The Chief Minister thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for taking a decisive step towards ending the decade old conflict and establishing permanent peace in the area.Internet Explorer Channel Network