Assam Congress claims positive response to online job drive



The Assam Congress has claimed that the online job drive for unemployed youths it launched on March 4 has received enormous response.

The employment drive is a part of the ‘Congressor 5 Guarantee’ campaign ahead of the Assembly polls in the state.

Over 70,000 registrations have been noted so far on the party’s campaign website:

“People have accepted the party’s vision of progress, acquiring a strong testimonial with the staggering number of applications secured for guaranteed government employment,” a statement issued here by the party on Friday said.

Senior leaders of the party took to social media to claim success of the online job guarantee programme.

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“Assam is on its way to fulfill its dreams of a progressive future with its youngsters showing immense support for Congress’s Job Guarantee Programme, for which over 70,000 guarantees have already been given out,” Rajya Sabha MP and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Ripun Bora affirmed.

Lok Sabha MP and chairman of the Congress campaign committee, Pradyut Bordoloi asserted, “Over 70,000 guarantees since the launch of the registration of Congress’ job guarantee programme is indicative of the progressive vision Congress has for Assam.”

Among the “five guarantees” are a hike in the daily wages of tea garden workers, a law to invalidate the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), five lakh government jobs, free electricity up to 200 units per household and Rs 2,000 per month to homemakers.

It may be noted that launching the ‘Asom Basaon Ahok’ (Save Assam) Yatra campaign across the state, the party had on Thursday launched the ‘Congressor 5 Guarantee’ Yatra.

“Congress is focused on charting progressive growth for Assam and opening paths for the youth to fulfill their dreams,” Lok Sabha MP and manifesto committee chairman, Gaurav Gogoi iterated.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)