Assam polls 2021 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says Cong will not let CAA be implemented in Assam
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that Congress will not let the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) be implemented in Assam if it comes to power in the state.
Addressing a poll rally at Pritipur ground in Chaygaon, Rahul Gandhi said, "CAA is an attack on the language, history and culture of Assam, which is why Congrees will not let it be implemented."
Rahul Gandhi came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of lying.
"PM is lying to the people but I have not come here to lie to you. My name isn't Narendra Modi. If you want to listen to lies about Assam, farmers, about anything then switch on your TV, look at Narendra Modi's face and listen to him as much as you want. He lies to India all 24 hours," Gandhi said.
He also criticised BJP for failing to fulfil their promises.
"They have promised many things during the election rallies, but they failed to fulfil it, and now they are again making false promises," Gandhi states.
"We give you five Guarantees, the first is that we won't let CAA get implemented in Assam," he said.
"The second guarantee is that we will give employment to five lakh youth in Assam. PM Modi destroyed small and medium-sized business in Assam that was employing youth, with GAT and Demonetisation, which is why we have put forward this guarantee, not only the public sector but we will revitalise the private sector," he added.
Gandhi also promised Rs 2,000 to each housewife and 2,000 units of free electricity to each Assam household.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)