GUWAHATI: The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) on Friday launched a frontal attack on the incumbent BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and pressed the saffron party to clarify its stand on six crucial questions linked to the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act).
"The BJP needs to tell us if the CAA benefits Assamese people or hurts them?" questioned APCC president Ripun Bora. Earlier, the APCC had announced that Congress will not implement CAA and in fact will build a Martyrs' memorial to commemorate the sacrifices of anti-CAA protestors.
The Congress Campaign Committee Chairman, Pradyut Bordoloi fired a salvo at the Home Minister Amit Shah asking him to come clear on the CAA.
"Can Amit Shah please clarify if the CAA will be implemented all-India or only in Bengal?" asked Bordoloi, whose question assumes significance as BJP is aggressively campaigning for CAA in Bengal elections.
"Very simple question, does the BJP think the CAA is in favour of Assamese people?" asked Chairman of Congress Manifesto Committee Gaurav Gogoi.
The Congress Publicity Committee Chairman, Rakibul Hussain strongly attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked, "Does the Assam BJP think that its stand on the CAA is in conformity with its pitch for Jati, Mati, Bheti?"
"Why is the BJP pretending that the CAA will not be implemented in Assam when its rules were framed in July?" asked Congress Legislature Party Leader Debabrata Saikia.
"Does BJP think that the CAA will not violate provisions of the Assam Accord?" asked Chairman of Congress Media and Communication Committee Abdul Khaleque.