“Why PM Modi is silent on CAA & Assam Accord?”: Congress continues protest
GUWAHATI: Continuing its series of protests against the abnormal rise of petroleum products across the state, Assam Congress criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining ‘silence’ on the prime issues of inflation, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Assam Accord Clause6 implementation besides others.
PM Modi was on his third visit to Assam on Monday where he virtually launched multiple numbers of projects in the state. However, in his public speech, there was no mention of the CAA and Assam Accord, which according to Congress was pertinent to address.
Earlier, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) leaders tossed several questions relating to CAA for PM Modi to reply.
“The Party demanded, that the PM answers the pertinent questions raised by the Congress to the BJP regime. But the PM remained mum,” APCC President, Ripun Bora alleged on Monday. Congress leaders had asked BJP how the CAA would benefit Assamese people and how does BJP think that CAA will not violate provisions of the Assam Accord.”
Meanwhile, protests against the Modi government by Congress continued across 33 districts in the state, wherein various senior leaders marked their dissent amongst the masses, against the anti-people policy of price hike in fuel by the Sonowal led government.
Congress alleged that the populace of the state remained baffled, as the base price of petrol is Rs.30, whereas is available for consumption at Rs.90.
In the city, Bora along with MP and Congress’ Manifesto Committee Chairman, Gaurav Gogoi led the protests from a petrol pump on Zoo Road.