The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Assam assembly elections in the presence of party president JP Nadda, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Speaking at the event, Nadda said: “We have gained momentum of development. We are standing for a big leap. With these aspirations, we have put our words in 10 commitments to the people of Assam.”
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He further elaborated on the promises made in the manifesto.
“We will build big reservoirs around Bramhaputra to conserve extra water under Bramhaputra vision to save the people from floods. As many as 30 lakh deserving families will be paid financial support of ₹3,000 per month under Orunodoi Scheme,” said Nadda.
The BJP president also spoke about the contentious issue of the National Register of Citizens. He said that the party will work on a corrected NRC for Assam.
“We will protect genuine Indian citizens and detect infiltrators to ensure the Ahom civilization stays safe. To protect Assam’s political rights, we will speed up the delimitation process,” he said.
Elections for the 126-seat Assam assembly are scheduled to take place in three phases from 27 March to 6 April. The results will be announced on 2 May.
BJP is contesting the polls in alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL). On the other hand, Congress has formed a coalition with Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), AIUDF, Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) and the Left parties.