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In Assam, Rahul Gandhi says, whatever be the circumstances, we will never implement CAA if voted to power

IndiaIn Assam, Rahul Gandhi says, whatever be the circumstances, we will never implement CAA if voted to power

Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi kickstarts the Assam Assembly Election campaign on Sunday, addressing the rally in Shivsagar and says “Congress won’t allow CAA to be implemented in Assam.”

Rahul Gandhi and other senior state and national Congress leaders, including Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Congress leaders were on stage.  They were traditionally greeted with a ‘hengdang’ (a single-edged sword with a long handle used by the Ahoms in Assam).

Assam Assembly elections are to be held in April and the campaign launched in Sivasagar city is of great symbolic significance, being the capital of the Ahom kingdom between 1699 and 1788.

He got a rousing welcome on Sunday, in Sivasagar, Assam as crowds gathered as he said in a rousing speech, “The Congress will not allow the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act if elected to power in Assam” drawing on the popular sentiment against the CAA.”

He said, “Congress will defend and protect the principles of the Assam accord. We will not step an inch back.”

He reiterated, “Whatever be the circumstances, we will NEVER implement CAA if voted to power.”

“If violence enters Assam, it will be divided and India will be hurt. We will not let this happen.”

“The hate which is being spread shall end.”

“We shall protect every religion, every caste, every person.”

“We shall provide job opportunities to our young.”

In a jibe, he said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is being remotely controlled by Delhi and Nagpur.

He also promises Rs 365 per day wage for tea garden workers in Assam if voted into power.  Notably, representatives of the different tea workers’ unions have been demanding the Assam government to increase the daily wage of the workers up to Rs 351.33, so Rahul Gandhi is promising more.

They observed a 2-minute silence to pay their heartfelt tributes to the martyred farmers in the ongoing farmers’ protests against the farm laws.

Remembering the former late Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, he said, “Assam is like a mini India. Different people, landscapes, religious faith, and languages exist in the state. Unity in diversity.  When I visit Assam I have recalled the advice given by late Shri #TarunGogoi ji.”

Moving forward with the campaign, this could change the entire dynamics of the political scenario in Assam with winds of change in Assam.

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