GUWAHATI, April 4 - Opposition Congress today said that it is committed to fulfilling the promises made in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.
The party today �re-released� its manifesto at various state capitals, including Guwahati. It had released the manifesto in New Delhi earlier this week.
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) also released an additional booklet for the polls, concerning issues to the taken up by the party in the State.
Speaking on the occasion, senior Congress leader and Finance Minister of Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal said the party�s manifesto was drafted after holding wide-ranging consultation with stakeholders across the country.
�Implementing the Minimum Income Guarantee is not going to be easy, but it is also not impossible. While drafting the manifesto, our leader Rahul Gandhi directed us to ensure that only those promises are made to the electorate which we will be able to fulfil,� Badal said.
The party said that with regard to Assam, it will focus on having an error-free NRC, ensure that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill-2016 is withdrawn, grant Scheduled Tribe status to the six communities of the State, ensure development of all weaker sections, review the issue of providing land pattas to dwellers in forest land, revive old social welfare schemes for the tea community, address problems faced by small tea growers and ensure minimum wage for tea garden workers.
The event was attended by APCC president Ripun Bora and other senior leaders of the party.