Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel will be campaigning for Congress candidates in the Upper Assam districts ahead of the three-phased state assembly elections.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary -in-charge of Assam, Vikash Upadhaya said that that the  Chhattisgarh chief minister will be campaigning in the tea belt of the state.

“If Congress comes to power in Assam we will hike the daily wages of tea garden workers up to Rs 365. Our workers are working hard on the ground level ” Upadhaya said while addressing the media on Friday.

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The AICC secretary also criticized the BJP government for failing to fulfill the promises it had made to the people of the state.

“In the last five years, the BJP government has failed to fulfill the genuine problems of the people. Recently, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi launched five guarantees, which we are committed to fulfilling,” Upadhaya said.

Meanwhile, the Congress’ poll campaign will highlight the Chhattisgarh model on how the party came to power in the state after 15 years of BJP rule.

In 2018, Chhattisgarh Congress had defied all exit polls and shocked political pundits winning 68 seats out of 90, thereby snatching power from BJP after 15 years.

Congress has also launched the Chhattisgarh model of booth management to reclaim power from the ruling BJP-led alliance.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: