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Unlike the BJP, Congress keeps its promises in polls: Rahul Gandhi | India News

GUWAHATI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati on Wednesday and offered puja.
Speaking to reporters at the temple, Gandhi said that, unlike the BJP, his party keeps the promises made to the people during the elections.
Responding to the question of what his party will do if it wins the state elections, Gandhi said: “We have promised five guarantees.”
When asked how Congress will deliver on the ‘five guarantees’, Gandhi replied: “Do you know what guarantee means? We are not like BJP, we deliver what we promise.”
The congressional leader said that in Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka his party had promised to renounce agricultural loans and did so after taking power.

“In Assam, we have guaranteed to increase the daily wage of tea garden workers to 365 rupees,” he said, referring to one of the five pledges.
Gandhi offered prayers at Shaktipeeth on top of Nilachal Hill before starting election rallies in Chaygaon and Barkhetri, which will go to the polls in the final phase on April 6.
Gandhi was unable to travel to his scheduled rallies in Silchar, Haflong and Bokajan on Tuesday due to heavy downpour and bad weather there.
Instead, he posted his message on Twitter, stating that his party will honor all of its ‘five guarantees’ when it forms a government in the state.
Congress has promised in its ‘guarantees’ that it will not allow the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to be implemented in Assam, provide employment for five lakh youth, provide 200 units of free electricity per month to all households, provide 2,000 rupees monthly assistance to each housewife, in addition to increasing the daily minimum wage for tea garden workers.
Elections for 39 constituencies will take place in the second phase on Thursday and 40 seats in the final phase on April 6.
An estimated 79.97 percent of the total voters of 81.09 lakh had exercised their right to vote in 47 constituencies of the assembly during the first phase of the elections in Assam on March 27.



Times of India

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