Guwahati, March 31: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday clearly said that Congress will not let the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) be implemented in Assam if it comes to power in the state.
Addressing a poll rally at Pritipur ground in Chaygaon, Rahul Gandhi said, “CAA is an attack on the language, history, and culture of Assam which is why Congrees will not let it be implemented,”
Rahul Gandhi came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused the PM of lying.
“PM is lying to the people but I have not come here to lie to you. My name isn’t Narendra Modi. If you want to listen to lies about Assam, farmers, about anything then switch on your TV, look at Narendra Modi’s face and listen to him as much as you want. He lies to India all 24 hours,” Rahul Gandhi said.
Gandhi criticised BJP for failing to fullfill their promises.
“They have promised many things during the election rallies but they failed to fulfil the promises and now they are again making false promises,” Gandhi said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “When I had come to meet the family of Dipanjal Das (Killed in Guwahati during anti-CAA protests in 2019) I felt that bullets were not fired at one youth, it was fired at the entire Assam, to murder Assam. He was not just a youth, he was an idea. He was Assam,”.
“We give you 5 Guarantees, the first is that we won’t let CAA get implemented in Assam-the cause for which Dipanjal sacrificed his life,” Gandhi said.
“The second guarantee is that we will give employment to 5 lakh youth in Assam. PM Modi destroyed small and medium-sized business in Assam that was providing employment to youth, with GAT and Demonetisation, which is why we have put forward this guarantee, not only the public sector but we will revitalise the private sector,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also promised Rs 2,000 to each housewife and 2,000 units of free electricity to each Assam household.