MIRZA, April 11 - Congress candidate for Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency Bobbeeta Sharma has lashed out at the BJP, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured the people of Assam in 2014 at Khanapara here that all foreigners would be deported at any cost but the same Prime Minister has now announced (in BJP�s election manifesto) that if they are voted to power again the party will pass the Citizenship Bill.
Sharma said the Bill will violate the clauses of the historic Assam Accord and also incite violence in Assam and create a crisis in the State.
Addressing a huge rally at Goroimari in Chhaygaon LAC on Tuesday, Sarma said the Congress party will repeal the controversial Bill if voted to power and called upon the people of the area to vote for her so that a strong resistance can be built against the Bill in the Parliament.
�The Prime Minister has assured the people in his 2014 election rallies that he would provide 2 crore jobs per year to youths and give Rs 15 lakh to each person in their accounts but he has failed to fulfil his promises,� she said, adding that BJP has promised to bring down the prices of commodities but people are now purchasing LPG cylinders at Rs 1,000, and during the Congress rule, five years back, the LPG cylinder price was Rs 400.
She also said that the AGP was formed to protect the Assamese identity and drive the foreigners out of Assam but they have now supported the BJP. �Both BJP and AGP should be discarded in this election,� she said.
Bobbeeta Sharma criticised the BJP for not showing any interest in passing the Women�s Reservation Bill despite having a majority in the Parliament and said that the Congress, if voted to power, would reserve 33 per cent seats for women in the Parliament.
Observing that each legislative segment in the constituency has its unique problems, Sarma said flood and erosion caused by the Brahmaputra is one of the biggest problems in the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency.
AICC�s star campaigner and former Congress Working Committee (CWC) member Imran Kidwai highlighted the contributions made by the Congress party for the nation�s Independence and added that the BJP has, in no way, contributed to the Freedom movement. He said this parliamentary election is an opportunity for the people to dislodge BJP from power.
Chhaygaon MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed highlighted the Nyuntam Aay Yojana announced by Congress president Rahul Gandhi recently and said the Congress has resolved to make the final assault on poverty in India by giving Rs 72,000 per year (Rs 6000 per month) to the five crore families afflicted by poverty.
Ahmed also highlighted the assurances made by the Congress Party in its manifesto and said all the assurances made in the manifesto would benefit the poor people a lot.
Speaking on the occasion, former Assam Minister for Health and a senior Congress leader Dr Bhumidhar Barman lashed out at the BJP saying that their promises made in 2014 have not yet been materialised and now they have resorted to divisive politics based on religion to woo voters in their favour.
Barman said some leaders of BJP have been trying to damage the democratic fabric of the Constitution and push the country towards capitalism.
He said thousands of farmers have been committing suicides in the country because of loans but the BJP-led government has been giving crores of rupees to some of the richest people. Sarukhetry LAC MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar highlighted several anti-people policies of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Assam and requested the people to cast votes for the Congress candidates.