Will ensure CAA is not implemented in Assam if Congress comes to power: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that if Congress comes to power in Assam, then it will ensure that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not implemented in the state.

"Congress, if voted to power, will ensure Citizenship Amendment Act is not implemented in Assam," Rahul Gandhi was quoted as saying by PTI.

Addressing an interaction with students in Lahowal, Dibrugarh in Assam, Rahul Gandhi also slammed the BJP at the Centre for the decline in democracy, increasing unemployment amongst youth, and farm laws protest.

"You think democracy is declining. Youth is unemployed, farmers are protesting, CAA is there. We can't ask the people of Assam to forget their culture, language if they come to Delhi. One force, born in Nagpur, trying to control the whole country," the Congress leader said.

Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi urged students to actively participate in politics and fight for the state when they feel the state is being robbed by an outside force.

"Democracy means-voice of Assam should control Assam. If we don't include students then there can be no democracy. Youth should actively participate in politics and fight for Assam when you feel State is being robbed. You'll have to fight with love not with stones, lathis," he said.

Gandhi, who is in Assam on a two-day visit, is scheduled to release the party's manifesto in the poll-bound state on Saturday.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal

www.freepressjournal.in