Addressing the swearing-in ceremony of the new Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday announced that the Bodo heartland will soon witness a series of developmental projects including the construction of colleges, stadiums, medical college and hospital, and many more.

Sarma reiterated that the UPPL-BJP-GSP coalition has only one mission, which is the development of Bodoland. He mentioned that talks are already on with the centre for opening 40 colleges in all 40 constituencies of the BTC and each constituency would have its own full-fledged sports stadium.

He also informed that the Bodoland University will also have one of its campuses in Udalguri.

β€œ40 new colleges and full-fledged stadiums will be set up in all the 40 constituencies,” said the senior BJP leader.

β€œThe State government has decided to begin the construction of model colleges in Udalguri, Tamulpur and Chirang each within next month,” he added.

In addition, the construction of the Kokrajhar Medical College and Hospital would begin by the beginning of next year and would be opened for the public by January 1, 2022.

Sarma highlighted that the government has taken crucial steps in the last six months for the welfare of the people in the BTC, one of them being the rehabilitation of the NDFB cadres.

Referring to the BTR accord, Sarma further stressed on the need to channelize the provisions of the accord. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for their contribution and far-sightedness in passing the crucial BTR accord.

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