Congress has track record of fulfilling poll promises: Rahul GandhiPTI | Guwahati | Updated: 31-03-2021 14:13 IST | Created: 31-03-2021 14:13 IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asserted that his party keeps its promises and has a track record of having done so after winning assembly elections in other states.
Speaking to reporters after praying at the famed Shakti cult shrine of Kamakhya, Gandhi said that unlike the BJP his party keeps promises made to the people during elections.
Replying to a question on what his party would do if it wins the state elections, Gandhi said, ''We have promised five guarantees''. The 'five guarantees' include 'nullifying' the CAA in the state, providing five lakh government jobs to youths in five years, 200 units of free electricity for every household, raising tea garden workers' daily-wages from a current Rs 193 to Rs 365 and an assistance of Rs 2,000 per month to homemakers.
''In Assam, we have guaranteed to raise the tea garden workers' daily wage to Rs 365,'' he said, referring to one of the five promises.
Instead, he posted his message on Twitter, asserting that his party will fulfill all its 'five guarantees' when it forms government in the state.
Elections to 39 constituencies will be held in the second phase on Thursday, and 40 seats in the final phase on April 6.
An estimated 79.97 per cent of the total 81.09 lakh voters had exercised their franchise in 47 assembly constituencies during the first phase of polling in Assam on March 27.
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