Guwahati: With an aim for the development in the state, the Congress in its manifesto for Assam Assembly Elections promised to resume the process of National Register of Citizens (NRC). The Congress also promised to repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). It also guarnteed Rs 365 daily wage to tea garden workers along with 5 lakh jobs in five years. The Congress also said that they will give Rs 2,000 per month to housewives and 200 units free electricity per household.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accompanied by senior central and state leaders on Saturday released the manifesto for the Assam Assembly Elections, which would be held in three phases - March 27, April 1 and April 6.
-The manifesto named as "Jan Manifesto - 2021" also promised to waive off debt for women who have taken loans from micro-finance banks, agricultural debt would be waived-off for farmers, paper mills like Panchgram and in Jagiroad.
-The Congress promised to provide 'land patta' (land rights) to those landless people and and to rename southern Assam's Silchar Railway Station as 'Bhasha Swahid Station'.
-In its manifesto it also assured to provide financial assistance to those holy places - anamghars', amandirs', amosques', achurches', which are 50 year or more old.
-The party also announced to accord scheduled caste status to six communities -- Tai Ahom, Moran, Motok, Chutia, Tea-Tribes and Koch-Rajbangshi and the festivals of different tribes and ethnicities like Jonbeel Festival, Karbi Mahotsav will be extended infrastructural facilities along with efforts to make them tourist attractions.
-The Congress manifesto also promised to set up digital library in every assembly constituency with all facilities, Gaushalas (cow shed) to be built in each district.
-Model health insurance will be extended to organised and unorganised sector, a corpus fund will be created for lawyers and 5 crore rupees will be extended towards it, the greenery of Assam will be increased by another 15 per cent.
-The Congress also promised to start mobile health clinics in poverty stricken regions of cities.
-Villages launch a scholarship in the name of language movement martyr Muzammil Hoque, state olympics will be conducted annually under Assam Olympic Association.
The main Opposition party, which in alliance with nine other parties has formed a 'Mahajot' (grand alliance) to fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. The counting of polls will be done on May 2.