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Assam elections 2021: JP Nadda to release BJP manifesto on March 23

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda will unveil the party’s manifesto for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam on March 23.

The rival Congress party on Saturday released the party’s manifesto for the forthcoming Assam Assembly election and promised to bring in a law that will nullify the Citizenship Amendment Act if the party is voted to power.

The Congress manifesto has also promised 5 lakh government jobs, a monthly income of Rs 2,000 to housewives and 200 units of free electricity.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared that ‘doosri baar, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) sarkar’ has been decided in Assam.

“The double engine sarkar of NDA has made available several facilities such as toilets, LPG gas, electricity and free medical treatment. Now we are working towards the availability of water force,” he said in Golaghat.

In 2016, the BJP formed the government for the first time in the state ending Congress’s 15-year rule.

BJP and its allies AGP and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) won a combined 86 seats in the 126-member Assam assembly. BJP had bagged 60 seats, AGP 14, and BPF 12 seats.

This time the BPF has joined the Congress-led coalition ‘Mahajath’ after breaking away from the BJP-led BJP is contesting the polls in Assam in alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) alliance.

The Congress led grand alliance or ‘Mahajath’ comprises the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India (CPI), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI (M), the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Liberation or CPI(ML), and the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM).

Elections for the 126-seat Assam assembly are scheduled to take place in three phases from March 27 to April 6. The results will be announced on May 2.

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