by NEWSNER , 2021-03-02 19:13:21
The Assembly elections are around the corner in Assam, and now that the committee of India has announced the dates of polling, campaigning has been ramped up by all parties. Assam, which is currently ruled by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), is now scheduled to urge campaign visits from high-profile political leaders. Amid this, Indian National Congress (INC) General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a rally in Assam’s Tezpur on Tuesday.
During her rally, she announced that Congress, if voted to power, would enact a law ensuring the non-implementation of the much-talked-about Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) within the state. Notably, the CAA, which was gone by the Parliament and signed by the President in 2019, sparked widespread protests within the country for over two months.
Congress General Secretary also promised to supply 200 units of electricity for free of charge monthly to the state residents. She also stated that each one of the housewives would tend a ‘grihini samman’ of Rs 2,000 a month, while the ladies who add the state’s tea gardens would get Rs 365 each day.
Asserting that what she was saying weren't just promises but were guaranteed benefits that the people would get if the party was voted to power, Priyanka said that they might also create five lakh government jobs in Assam.
The state is about to witness a highly charged run-up to the polling of elections, now. On Tuesday, reports suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be holding as many as six rallies in Assam, which is very demanded within the state as per the party leaders.
Assam is about to start polling on March 27, and therefore the votes would be polled in three phases, with the last phase being persisted April 6. The votes would be counted on May 2.