Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his public rally in Assam and accused the PM of lying. Gandhi was speaking during a rally in Kamrup in the state – his third visit to Assam as part of election campaigning.
“I have not come here to lie to you. My name isn’t Narendra Modi. If you want to listen to lies – about Assam, farmers, about anything – then switch on your TV, look at Narendra Modi’s face and listen to him as much as you want. He lies to India all 24 hours,” Gandhi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Congress leader started his two-day visit to the poll-bound state by visiting Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati and interacted with devotees around the temple.
असली जननेता वही है- जो जनता के साथ आत्मीयतापूर्ण मुलाकात करे।— Congress (@INCIndia) March 31, 2021
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The Congress leader is scheduled to address another meeting in Loharkatha Adabari village in Barkhetri.
The Congress has promised in its ‘guarantees’ that it will not allow the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to be implemented in Assam.
The party has also said that it will 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.