Rahul Gandhi makes five promises to Assam, attacks PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Congress leader on Friday made five promises to Assam which he said will be fulfilled if Congress comes to power in the state; meanwhile he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that his promises will be fulfilled because he does not have a habit of lying like PM.
Addressing an election rally in Assam’s Tinsukia district, Rahul Gandhi mentioned that BJP did not keep its promise of raising daily wage of tea garden workers.
"How much do you get today? You get Rs 167. What did the BJP promise? Rs 351. Is there anyone who gets Rs 351 here? Before Chhattisgarh elections, I had said farmers’ loan will be waived. BJP then said there is no money — I told them we will show you by getting the money. I am telling you, in Chhattisgarh, within six hours, the loans of farmers in the state were waived," Rahul said.
The tea tribe community in the state holds major influence in around 40 Assembly seats out of 126 and can be decisive when comes to the results of the election. While speaking more in the rally he attacked PM Narendra Modi and called him a lier.
“I am not here to waste your time. I have come here to tell you a few things. I am not like Narendra Modi, I don’t have the habit of lying,” he said as he dwelt on the five promises announced earlier by the Congress .
The five promises which Rahul Gandhi made during his address are - a law that nullifies the CAA, five lakh government jobs, raising tea workers’ wages to Rs 365, free electricity up to 200 units per household, and Rs 2,000 monthly income support to homemakers.
"We will not allow the CAA to be implemented here. We have held it across the country — whatever they might do, it will not come here," said Rahul, adding that five lakh jobs will be generated for youth in Assam if the Congress comes to power. "It’s not easy, but we will do it and show it to you."
“This election is the election to save your culture, history, language... This is the truth of this election. And that’s why people of Assam will make the ‘mahajot’ win,” he said.