Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness that the 'five decade old Bodo issue finds resolution on the Punyatithi of Pujya Bapu today'. 'The accord between the Bodo groups & Govt will strengthen the unity & integrity of Assam. I welcome decision of my Bodo friends for leaving violence & reposing faith in democracy & Constitution', he said. PM Modi added that 'Bodo friends joining us on path of peace sends a clear message that solution to issues is possible when we leave path of violence & repose faith in democracy & Constitution. I welcome my Bodo friends to the mainstream. We are committed to ensure development of Bodo areas. The accord with our Bodo friends is a message to Assam & other violence affected parts of the country.Nation's development can be given momentum only in an environment free of violence &fear. Happy that entire energy of our Bodo friends will further strengthen Assam's development. The accord with our Bodo friends was made while protecting the interest of other communities of Assam. This is a victory for all, it's victory for humanity. It is inspired by the mantraof 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas & Sabka Vishwas', & by the spirit of 'Ek Bharat-Shresth Bharat''.