Guwahati Will See Grand Memorial in Memory of Anti-CAA Movement in "Incoming Congress Govt": Ripun Bora
Earlier, Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi launched the party's campaign for the Assam Assembly elections from a public meeting in Sivasagar.
GUWAHATI: The Assam Congress announced that it will build a memorial of the anti-CAA movement in Guwahati if voted to power in the upcoming state assembly polls.
Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora in a tweet wrote, "In the coming months, Guwahati will see a new landmark: a grand memorial in memory of the anti-CAA movement to be built by the incoming Congress government.
This will be the state's message to BJP: no CAA in Assam."
It is to be mentioned here that the Assam Congress government is leaving no stones unturned to gain the sympathy from the citizens of Assam ahead of the election.
Meanwhile, earlier on February 14, Congress launched its election campaign in poll-bound Assam with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rally in Sivsagar.
It was also the first poll campaign for the former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, were seen wearing 'No CAA' gamosas during the rally.
This is the first visit of Rahul Gandhi to Assam this year. Rahul Gandhi along with other leaders of the Congress Party and the crowd gathered at the rally observed two minutes of silence to pay their tributes to the farmers who died in the ongoing farmers' protests against the three contentious farm laws introduced by Narendra Modi-led central government.
Addressing the rally, Rahul Gandhi said no power can break the state while addressing a public rally. He added that whoever attempts to touch Assam Accord or spread hatred will be taught a lesson by his party and the people of Assam.
Gandhi asserted that the party is set to protect the principles of the Assam Accord. He said, "The Congress leaders and I will defend and protect the principles of the Assam Accord. We will not retreat one inch."
Notably striking a deal with the tea garden workers, the Congress leader said- the daily wages for tea workers would be increased from Rs 167 to Rs 365 if the Congress is voted to power.
"What can you buy with Rs 167? I want to tell the tea workers that we will hike your wages to Rs 365," Gandhi said.
It is to be mentioned that immediately, after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) 2019, Assam witnessed massive protest along with public property destruction worth crores during protests.
The protests continued for nearly a month took the lives of five persons — Sam Stafford, Abdul Alim, Ishwar Nayak, Dipanjal Das and Ajijur Rahman — who were killed in police firing during the anti-CAA protests.