They talk of beating me up with sticks, but your love will shield me: PM Modi in Assam

Addressing his first rally in Assam after Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act last December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an indirect jibe at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for his comment that people would beat up Modi with sticks in six months.

PM Modi said, “Kuch log mujhe danda marne ki baat karte hain. Par jis Modi ko itni mataon aur bahinon ka ashirvaad mila hai us Modi pe kitne hi dande barsao, koi asar nahi hoga (There are some people who talk of beating me up with sticks. But nothing will happen to Modi with these attacks because he has the blessings of thousands of mothers and sisters).”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in Kokrajhar, Assam to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in Kokrajhar, Assam to celebrate the signing of the Bodo agreement.

Speaking about the Bodo Accord, PM Modi said, “Today is the day to acknowledge the support of all young people belonging to the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary and the Assam government, who played a very positive role for the this agreement.”

PM Modi said the Bodo Accord brings to an end a problem that had been persisting for decades and marks the beginning of a new era of peace and progress.

The Bodo accord was signed on January 27 by the government with four factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), All Bodo Students’ Union and a civil society group for bringing a lasting peace in Bodo-dominated areas in Assam.