In a sensational allegation, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reportedly accused the BJP of ‘attacking’ Assam by planning to scrap Article 254-A.

Rahul Gandhi said that contrary to the BJP’s plan, the Congress party in Assam stands firm that the Article 254-A remains implemented.

The Article states that if a state law has been enacted on a subject in the concurrent list and it contains provisions repugnant to the provisions of a central law, then with respect to that particular matter, the state law will prevail in the concerned state.

Rahul Gandhi made this allegation in regards to the Congress’ ‘guarantee’ of introducing a law in Assam, which would nullify the implementation of CAA.

Top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi further said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is an ‘attack’ on the culture and history of Assam.

In a video message, Rahul Gandhi said that if the Congress is voted to power in Assam, it would not allow the CAA to be implemented in the State.

Rahul Gandhi was slated to visit Assam on Tuesday. However, his trip to the State was cancelled due to inclement weather.

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Rahul Gandhi said: “I could not reach Assam today due to bad weather, but my and the Mahajot’s message is clear. We will take Assam forward on the path of progress and prosperity with the five guarantees promised.”

Rahul Gandhi he reiterated the Congress party’s assurance of providing employment to five lakh youth in Assam and Rs 365 minimum wage to tea garden workers in the State.

“We also guarantee 200 free units of electricity to each family and Rs 2,000 every month to every housewife in Assam,” Rahul Gandhi added.

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“What did the central government do to wipe the tears of crores of daily wage labourers, including those working in tea estates? The public has understood that there is no relation between jumlas (rhetoric) and development,” Rahul Gandhi said.

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