Assam Pradesh Congress Committee to stage statewide protests on October 21
The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) will stage a statewide protest programme on October 21 against what the APCC alleges as the failure on the part of the state government to keep their promises made to the people in the state before the Assembly polls.
JORHAT: The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) will stage a statewide protest programme on October 21 against what the APCC alleges as the failure on the part of the state government to keep their promises made to the people in the state before the Assembly polls.
The APCC also said that their party workers will stage their protests in every districts across the state besides the poll bound five Assembly constituencies of Thowra, Mariani, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur and Gossaigaon. The bypolls for the five Assembly constituencies is scheduled on October 30.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Jorhat APCC working president Rana Goswami said, "The BJP leaders had made five key promises to the people in the State while they were campaigning during the last Assembly polls. Accordingly, the people of Assam gave their mandate in favour of the BJP. But after they came to power they have failed to keep their promises.
"The BJP had assured the people of Assam that when the party comes to power they would ensure protection of women in Assam. But now, Assam has become the worst state as there is a rise in instances of violence against women across the country. The BJP leaders also promised to increase the daily wages of tea garden labourers up to Rs 350, but after holding the reins of power, they have not taken up any step on it. Similarly, the BJP government has failed to check the price hike of fuel and other essential commodities. We have strongly condemned this government's failures and have decided to take up a statewide protest in this regard." Goswami further claimed that "the Congress will win in the three seats of Thowra, Mariani and Gossaigaon; while giving a tough fight in the remaining two constituencies in the upcoming bypolls.