GUWAHATI, Dec 28 - Assam Jatiya Parishad today said if voted to power, the party would launch a scheme under which unemployed youths of the State would get a monthly stipend.
�Till he or she finds a source of income, an unemployed youth will be given Rs 5,000 per month. Skilled unemployed youths belonging to economically weaker section of the society would get Rs 10,000,� AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said briefing media about the decisions taken at the first executive body meeting of the party.
Gogoi denounced the BJP government�s DBT (direct benefit transfer) scheme Orunodoi saying that an amount of Rs 830 was too meagre and that it came at the fag end of the government�s term with an eye on the elections. He said the AJP has coined a slogan ghore ghore ami, ghore ghore uparjon and would strive to ensure livelihood opportunities in every household.
�The AJP will continue to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019. Many states have not allowed implementation of the Act. We too will not allow it in Assam,� he said, adding that the AJP was committed to provide clean and transparent governance.
Hitting out at the BJP for dividing people on communal lines, Gogoi also slammed Union Home Minister Amit Shah for �showing disrespect to the martyrs of the State�. �Shah has disapproved democratic movements and showed disrespect to the martyrs of the State. It is unfortunate that such remarks came from a person holding a responsible position,� he said.
Gogoi also came down heavily on Shah for not uttering even a word on the Clause 6 issue. �The silence of the BJP on the Clause 6 issue clearly shows that the promises it made to implement the Assam Accord were merely to hoodwink people during polls,� he said, adding 2021 will give an opportunity to the people to shun communal forces.
The AJP has decided to hold talks with other regional parties, barring the AGP and others who are in alliance with national parties, and chalk out a common political strategy for the coming assembly elections.