Will pay ‘monumental tribute’ to martyrs when sworn to power: Congress
Guwahati: Taking a hardened stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Congress on Tuesday announced that the party will build a memorial to commemorate the martyrdom of anti-CAA protestors who sacrificed their lives to save ‘Assamese Pride’.
“After winning the election, we shall make a memorial for the anti-CAA people’s movement that has been ongoing in Assam over the last few years. The memorial shall remember the people’s struggle and sacrifices, protest songs and paintings,” said Pradyut Bordoloi, Chairman of the Congress Campaign Committee on Tuesday.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President, Ripun Bora also reiterated that a ‘grand memorial will be built in Guwahati’.
“In the coming months, Guwahati will see a new landmark: a grand memorial in memory of the anti-CAA movement to be built by the incoming Congress government. This will be the state’s message to BJP. No CAA in Assam,” said Ripun Bora while talking to reporters on Tuesday.
“The dark days of BJP’s oppression of Assamese people are about to get over. Congress is winning Assam and will make a memorial to the historic people’s struggle against CAA,” said Debabrata Saikia, the Congress Legislature party leader in out-going assembly.
Echoing the same sentiment, Congress Manifesto Committee Chairman Gaurav Gogoi also asserted that the party will build a memorial to salute the supreme sacrifice of the anti-CAA protestors.
“The struggle against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting. Congress promises to build a memorial for the anti-CAA movement after winning the election. Assam doesn’t want CAA,” said Gaurav Gogoi.
“Historic new landmark to come up in Guwahati. The Congress plans to build a memorial for the anti-CAA struggle in the state after winning the election. We shall never forget the BJP’s black law, the repression, crackdown, arrest of people who dared to oppose CAA. Assam will win,” said Rakibul Hussain, Chairman of Congress Publicity Committee.
The statements from Congress stalwarts have come just two days after former Congress President Rahul Gandhi firmly stated that Congress will respect the Assam accord and will not implement the “botched-up CAA” when sworn to power.
“The reason why Congress party has announced that it will make a memorial for the anti-CAA struggle is to make sure future generations remember, how the people stood up to the autocratic rule of BJP and its imposition of an anti-Assamese law,” said Abdul Khaleque, Chairman of the Congress Media & Communications Committee.
The Congress party leaders are campaigning hard against “draconian CAA” while they are touring the state through“ Axom Basaon Ahok” Yatra. The Congress leadership is interacting and taking feedback from all sections of society on CAA, unemployment and other pertinent issues plaguing the state.