DIBRUGARH, Dec 16 - As a large chunk of the voters in the State belongs to the Other Backward Class (OBC) category, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) is hoping to garner mass support from the diverse OBC communities of the State through its OBC department with an eye on the forthcoming Assembly polls.
The OBC department of the APCC is seeking to train up and mobilise its cadres to reach out to all communities belonging to the OBC in an effort to bring them under the party fold.
�We have launched our campaign and will move to every nook and corner of the State to unite all the communities belonging to the OBC,� chairman of the Congress OBC department Numal Borah told newsmen here today.
Prof Kathi Vankataswamy, national coordinator of the department in charge of the Northeast, who attended an extended executive meeting of the OBC wing, told newsmen that the OBC communities benefited immensely during the Congress rule than under the present BJP rule.
�Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to be an OBC, but has no guts to raise the reservation for the OBCs on the basis of population. He has no development agenda for the deprived lot. He fights elections by exploiting the emotions of the people and not by debating on development programmes. But, he would certainly act in favour of the corporates,� said Prof Vankataswamy.
He further said that Congress workers will be visiting villages and tea gardens and move from one door to door to talk about reservations and development programmes initiated by the Congress for the OBC communities.
�We want to unite all the communities as we prepare to fight the 2021 elections. Our objective is to strengthen our party. If India�s Constitution needs to be protected and the country needs to progress taking all communities together, Congress must come back to power,� he said.