2 trips rejected, PM plans to go to Assam again

After canceling two proposed visits to Assam since mid-December, PM Narendra Modi He will arrive in the state next Friday for a public rally organized in Kokrajhar in celebration of the tripartite agreement of Bodo signed on January 27, the minister said on Saturday.

The arrival of the prime minister here on February 7 is confirmed, Sarma said, adding that the Interior Minister Amit Shah It was likely to accompany him to the rally.

On January 3, the 3rd Khelo India Youth Games was inaugurated, but the visit was canceled a few days before the event. Previously, he was to receive his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, on a schedule for December 15 and 16 in Guwahati. The summit was postponed in the wake of the arson and vandalism in the streets during protests against the new citizenship law.

For BJP, Modi's scheduled visit to Kokrajhar is considered to be of additional importance due to the elections of the Bodo council in April. “Surveys will be conducted to fill the 40 existing seats. The expansion of the council to 60 seats will take at least another six months. We don't want to keep the voting process waiting until then, ”said Sarma.