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Assam: Rahul Gandhi promises special ministry for tea workers, no CAA if Congress is voted to power

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who arrived in the state on a two-day campaign said the party would guarantee Rs 365 daily wage to tea workers, and five lakh jobs, 200 units of free electricity and Rs 2,000 for housewives if the party comes to power.

Assam Rahul Gandhi promises special ministry for tea workers, no CAA if Congress is voted to power-dnm
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Dibrugarh, First Published Mar 19, 2021, 5:13 PM IST
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Dibrugarh (Assam): If Congress comes to power in Assam, then it will do away with the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), party leader Rahul Gandhi said on Friday in the poll-bound state.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who arrived in the state on a two-day campaign said the party would guarantee Rs 365 daily wage to tea workers, and five lakh jobs, 200 units of free electricity and Rs 2,000 for housewives if the party comes to power.

“For the tea industry, we will start a special ministry to solve all your issues. Our manifesto has been prepared in consultation with the tea tribe, people, and not framed behind closed doors,” said Rahul Gandhi.

The former Congress president hit out at the BJP for not fulfilling the promises made to tea workers and promised five guarantees to the people of the state. “BJP promised Rs 351 but gave Rs 167 to Assam tea workers. I’m not Narendra Modi. I don’t lie. Today, we give you 5 guarantees – Rs 365 for tea workers, we’ll stand against CAA, 5 lakh jobs, 200 units free electricity and Rs 2000 for housewives,” said Rahul.

During his interaction with students in Dibrugarh earlier, the Wayanad MP also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the latter visited the state only during election time.

"During flood, you cannot give him anything so he does not come but during elections, you can give him votes, so he comes," Gandhi said.

Further he attacked the BJP at the Centre for "unemployment amongst youth, the declining democracy and the farm law protest.

He said that democracy means the voice of Assam should control Assam. He said that youth should actively participate in politics and fight for Assam. He urged them to fight with love not with stones and lathis.

Assam will go to polls in three phases – March 27, April 1 and April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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