Assam Polls: Congress tossed six CAA questions for PM Modi
GUWAHATI: Launching a frontal attack on the incumbent BJP government, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) tossed six crucial questions linked to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) for PM Modi to answer during his upcoming tour to Assam on February 22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Silapathar in the Dhemaji district on February 22. This will be the third visit of Modi ahead of the assembly polls. He is slated to address two public rallies at Silapathar and Majuli.
The APCC has pressed the saffron camp to answer its questions during the rallies. “BJP needs to tell us if CAA benefits Assamese people or hurts them?” asked Ripun Bora, the APCC President. Bora had already announced that Congress will not implement CAA and to build a Martyrs’ memorial to commemorate the sacrifices of anti-CAA protestors.
On Friday, the APCC started its anti CAA gamosa collection drive starting from the family of 17 years Sam Stafford who was the youngest to have been killed during the anti CAA protests in the state. The first anti-CAA Gamosa came from his family. Congress to collect 50 lakh gamosas with anti CAA messages.
Pradyut Bordoloi, chairman of the Congress campaign committee, fired a salvo at the Home Minister Amit Shah asking him to come clear on CAA. “Can Amit Shah please clarify if CAA will be implemented all-India or only in Bengal?” asked Bordoloi as BJP has been aggressively campaigning for CAA in Bengal elections.
Congress MP and Chairman of Congress Manifesto Committee, Gaurav Gogoi too asked, “Very simple question, does the BJP think CAA is in favour of Assamese people?”
Adding to them, Congress Publicity Committee Chairman, Rakibul Hussain attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked, “Does the Assam BJP think that its stand on CAA is in conformity with its pitch for Jati, Mati, Bheti?” Modi in his campaign narrative has vowed that BJP is committed to secure Jati, Mati, Bheti of Assam.
Pointing at the ‘silence’ of the BJP ministers on CAA during their Assam visits, Congress Legislature Party Leader DebabrataSaikia also questioned, “Why is the BJP pretending that CAA will not be implemented in Assam when its rules were framed in July?”
Neither Modi nor Shah had uttered a single word on the contentious issue of CAA during their past visits to the state.
“Does BJP think that CAA will not violate provisions of the Assam Accord?” asked Abdul Khaleque, Chairman of Congress Media and Communication Committee.