Congress always late in Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma after Priyanka Gandhi ‘runs’ for rally


GUWAHATI: North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor and Assam finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took a jibe at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday. Reacting to a video on Twitter, Dr. Sarma said Congress is always late when it comes to Assam.

In the video, Congress leader Priyanka was seen running towards the stage as she got late for the party rally in Tezpur.

Reacting to the video, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, “Nothing new, Congress is always late when it comes to Assam.”

The Congress leader was on a two-day visit to Assam from Monday.

Addressing a rally in Tezpur, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday announced five poll guarantees for the people of Assam if her party is voted to power in the state.

A law that nullifies the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), creation of five lakh government jobs, a hike in the daily wage of tea workers to Rs 365, free electricity up to 200 units per household and Rs 2,000 monthly income support to all housewives are among the guarantees that Priyanka Gandhi announced.

The Congress general secretary said that “these are not promises but guarantees.”

“We will provide Rs 2,000 per month to all the housewives as ‘grihini samman’. The woman working in tea gardens will be provided Rs 365 per day. We’ll create 5 lakhs new govt jobs. These are not promises but guarantees,” she said.

The Congress leader further announced that when her party is voted to power in the state, a law shall be enacted that will ensure that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is not implemented in Assam.

“When our party comes into power, a law will be enacted to ensure that CAA is not implemented here. 200 units of electricity will be given free of cost every month,” said Priyanka Gandhi.