People who mocked PM Modi as "Chaiwala" are now plucking tea leaves: Rajnath

  • | Tuesday | 23rd March, 2021

Assam will go to polls in three phases beginning from March 27 for 126 Assembly seats. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.  

Addressing people in an election rally in Lumding Assam, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh urged everyone to avoid politics over illegal immigration. He also said that the BJP has set up electronic surveillance across the Indo-Bangla border in Assam to stop infiltration from the neighboring country.

"We will not allow politics over illegal immigration. Assamese culture and identity will be protected. If we had any bad intention, we would not have conferred Bharat Ratna on Dr Bhupen Hazarika," PTI quoted the senior BJP leader as saying. He also said that BJP will take steps to make Assam flood-free.

During her campaigning in Assam on March 2, Priyanka Gandhi had mingled with tea garden workers in Biswanath. Congress`s Twitter handle had also shared Vadra`s pictures plucking tea leaves and interacting with the workers.

Congress leader and former party president Rahul Gandhi, also in his recent visit to Assam, promised that his party would provide a daily wage of Rs 365 for tea.

Meanwhile, the BJP released its manifesto for Assam on Tuesday (March 23) and made "ten commitments" for an `Atmanirbhar Assam`.

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