Top Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who is in Assam campaigning for the grand-old party for the third phase of the Assam Assembly elections addressed a massive campaign rally in Nalbari.

Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress party is committed to protect the cultural heritage and identity of Assam.

“Unlike the BJP who spread lies, we the Congress party is committed to protest the culture and identity of Assam,” said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi said this while campaigning for the Congress candidate from Barkhetri constituency for the third phase of Assam Assembly elections.

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Rahul Gandhi, earlier, while addressing an election rally at Chaygaon in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district had slammed the BJP-led Assam Government for ordering the police to ‘fire’ upon unarmed civilians who were out on the streets to protest against the CAA in December 2019.

As many as five (5) persons were shot dead by the police during the anti-CAA protests in Assam.

Rahul Gandhi said that killing youth of the State during the anti-CAA protests in fact was an attempt by the BJP-Government in the State to ‘murder’ Assam.

“When I had come to meet family of Dipanjal Das (killed in Guwahati during anti-CAA protests in 2019), I felt that bullets weren’t fired at one youth, it was fired at Assam. It was attempted to murder Assam. He wasn’t just a youth, he was an idea. He was Assam,” Rahul Gandhi said while addressing an election rally at Chaygaon in Kamrup (Rural) district.

“Dipanjal Das was a youth of Assam. BJP government didn’t do what it was supposed to. They didn’t provide him employment and when he stood for Assam peacefully, he was shot dead by the BJP-RSS. We (Congress) give you 5 guarantees, the 1st being that we won’t let CAA get implemented in Assam,” Rahul Gandhi added.

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On the other hand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah who is also in Assam campaigning for the BJP for the third phase of Assam Assembly elections said that Assam has not witnessed any kind of protest under the regime of the BJP-led Government.

Amit Shah went on to say that in the last five years of BJP regime in Assam, no innocent life has been lost in police firing.

“During the last 5 years of BJP rule in Assam under the leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal, there has been no protest and none died in police firing,” Amit Shah said.

However, facts state otherwise and is known to all in Assam.

Assam was the epicenter of massive anti-CAA protests that rocked the Country back in 2019 and 2020.

People in lakhs across Assam took to streets and demonstrated against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) brought by the BJP.

As many as 5 innocent lives were lost in police firing in different parts of Assam during the anti-CAA protests.

Among those who lost their lives were 17-year-old Sam Stafford, who died in police firing during a protest against the CAA in Guwahati.

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