The Assam Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘failing’ to address the key issues affecting the State.

Briefing the media, Assam Congress president Ripun Bora said that PM Narendra Modi has been tight-lipped over several key issues which are affecting the State.

The Assam Congress questioned the BJP Governments – both in the State and the Centre over their ‘silence’ on issues like, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), hike in prices of petrol and diesel and unemployment.

Assam Congress president Ripun Bora accused the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not respecting the anti-CAA sentiments of the people of Assam.

Ripun Bora said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi should clarify whether CAA will be rolled-back, taking into consideration the people’s aspirations.”

Notably, the Narendra Modi-led Central Government is planning on implementing CAA in the Country after COVID-19 vaccination drive gets completed.

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The Assam Congress also lambasted the BJP-led State and Central Governments over rising unemployment in the State.

Ripun Bora said: “The BJP had promised at least 25 lakh jobs for youths in Assam during the 2016 Assam Assembly elections. However, till date it has provided only 80,000 jobs in the last five years, which amounts to only 3 percent of what the BJP had promised.”

“We would like to ask the BJP and CM Sarbananda Sonowal what measures are taken in regards to the remaining 97 percent of jobs?” Ripun Bora questioned.

“The youths who were expecting that the commitment would be fulfilled, have been left cheated,” Ripun Bora added.

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The Assam Congress further went on to slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led State Government over the sky-rocketing prices of petrol and diesel and other essential commodities.

The Assam Congress has accused the Centre of “burdening the common man by imposing heavy taxes and benefit industrialists”.

“We would like to ask the Prime Minister why his Government has imposed an additional tax burden of Rs 60 per litre on fuel, when the crude oil prices in the international market is just Rs 30 per litre,” Ripun Bora said.

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The Assam Congress has launched an intense protest campaign against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and other essential commodities.

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