GUWAHATI: The five guarantees assured by Congress will be fulfilled if the party is voted to power, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his visit to the state today.
Gandhi is campaigning in the state for the third phase of Assam Assembly Elections slated on April 6, After addressing a rally at Chaygaon, Kamrup, he is scheduled to address another meeting in Barkhetri.
Earlier, in the day he visited the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati as he started his two-day visit to poll-bound Assam.
While speaking about the five guarantees the former Congress chief said that "Congress has given five guarantees to voters of Assam. We are not BJP, we fulfill our promises. Tea garden workers must remember our guarantee of ₹365 per day as minimum wage,"
Reiterating the party's stance over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Gandhi stated that Congress will never allow the implementation of the CAA in the state. He said that the party will stand by its promises made to the people of Assam.
On being asked how the party will fulfill the promises, Gandhi said that the guarantees are promises made by the Congress and which will be fulfilled if voted to power, "unlike the BJP who always keeps on lying".
Citing the example of Punjab, Chattisgarh and Karnataka where the Congress is in power, Gandhi stated that as the party has promised it has waived off the farm loans after assuming power.
The Congress in its election manifesto has promised 'five guarantees' according to which it will not allow the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to be implemented in Assam, provide employment to five lakh youths, provide 200 units of free electricity per month to all households, give monthly assistance of ₹2,000 to every housewife, besides raising the minimum daily wages of tea garden workers.
The first phase of polling took place on March 27 with a voter turnout of 79.97 per cent and the second phase will be held on April 1. Polling for the last phase will be held on April 6 and counting of votes will take place on May 2.