GUWAHATI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi released the party’s election manifesto for Assam, making “five guarantees” that included a law to nullify the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Terming the manifesto as the people’s manifesto, the Congress leader said his party will protect the idea of Assam that is being “attacked” by the BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“We are aware that the RSS and BJP are attacking diverse cultures of this nation attacking our languages, history, our way of thinking, our way of being. So this manifesto provides a guarantee that we will defend the idea of the state of Assam. Though the Congress symbol is there in the document, actually it is the people’s manifesto. It contains the aspirations of the people of Assam,” he said.
Congress in its manifesto reiterated its promises of five lakh government jobs, a monthly stipend of Rs 2000 to housewives and 200 units of free electricity per month for all, besides hiking the minimum wages of tea garden workers to Rs 365.
Earlier the day, Rahul Gandhi met the oil workers at Digboi Oil Refinery and heard out their concerns related to slashing down of employment opportunities and promised concrete steps once Congress comes to power.