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Election campaigns for 2nd phase in Assam concludes

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Mar 31, 2021 12:24 am
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Polling officers leave for second phase elections at Diphu on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent
Diphu, March 30 (EMN):
Campaigns for 2nd phase of Assam assembly elections came to a close on Tuesday with various political parties making the last efforts to woo voters.

Congress held a campaign rally at Hanjanglangso playground under 17-Bokajan (ST) legislative assembly for its candidate Ratan Engti. In a dampener to the party workers, the vice president of All India Congress Committee (AICC), Rahul Gandhi, who was supposed to address the campaign had to cancel at the eleventh hour due to bad weather condition.

However, Rahul Gandhi circulated a short video clip on the broad propaganda of the Congress party.
In the clip Gandhi said, “Dear brothers and sisters today I am suppose to be with you at the meeting but due to bad weather I’m unable to attend. During the election, Congress led grand alliance has five guarantees, the five guarantees includes, Stop the execution of the CAA in Assam, 5 lakh government jobs to be provided, raising the daily wage of tea plantation workers to INR 365 within 30 days, free electricity up to 200 units per household and INR.2,000 as monthly income support to all homemakers”.

In major relief to the hill people, Rahul assured to implement the Article-244(A) only if the Congress party is voted to power.

Speaking at the rally, Congress candidate from Bokajan Ratan Engti hit out at the chief executive member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Tuliram Ronghang, for betraying the people particularly on Article 244(A).

The rally was attended by Telengana MLA Sidaakha, KADCC President Khorsing Ingti and Diphu LAC Congress candidate Sum Ronghang.

Meanwhile, the Home Guards have expressed dissatisfaction with the treatment accorded to them for election duty. The Home Guards, who have come from other districts for election duty, complained that they cannot perform their duty with a mere INR 600 for ration and other needs.

Home Guards from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Sodya have arrived for election duty since March 28 and sheltered at designated place. The Home Guards claimed that they get INR 5100 per person on earlier occasion.

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Mar 31, 2021 12:24:06 am