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    Assam Polls: Bad Weather Forced Rahul Gandhi to Skip Assam Rallies

    The Congress leader, however, still tried to reach out to the voters in the hill districts of Assam through social media and posted a video

    Assam Polls: Bad Weather Forced Rahul Gandhi to Skip Assam Rallies

    GUWAHATI: In a dampener for Assam Congress, inclement weather played a foul sport as its start campaigner and senior leader Rahul Gandhi had to cancel his visit to the state on Tuesday.

    Gandhi was slated to attend multiple programs in the state. While he was supposed to start his day with interaction with women at India Club ground, Tarapur in Silchar, he was later slated to attend two public meetings at Haflong in District Dima Hasao and at Bokajan in Karbi Anglong districts.

    Campaigning for the second phase was to end on Tuesday evening. The second phase election will be held in 39 constituencies including the hill districts and Barak valley on April 1.

    The Congress leader, however, still tried to reach out to the voters in the hill districts of Assam through social media and posted a video backing the Congress-led grand alliance of ‘Mahajot’.

    “I was coming to meet you in Assam today, but could not come due to bad weather. But people in the region must remember that BJP wants to scrap Article 244A of the Constitution of India but Congress wants to implement it. Once the Mahajot makes the government in Assam, we guarantee to implement it,” he said.

    Article 244A of the Constitution of India enables the formation of an autonomous state comprising certain tribal areas in Assam and the creation of local legislature or council of ministers.

    Gandhi reiterated Congress’s guarantee of bringing in law against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and said, “CAA is an attack on Assam and its language, culture, heritage, history and future. Congress Mahajot will never let it happen.”

    The state was eyeing at the second phase of polls slated on April 1 and then the last or third phase of elections on April 6. The first phase of polls recorded almost 80 percent voter turnout in 47 constituencies.

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