CAA major issue for remaining phases of Assam polls: Congress

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Published: March 29,2021 11:29 AM
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Amidst the ongoing assembly elections in Assam, the opposition parties are leveraging on anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) sentiments citing it as a major issue in the second and third phase

March 29, 2021: Amidst the ongoing assembly elections in Assam, the opposition parties are leveraging on anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) sentiments citing it as a major issue in the second and third phase of polling.



Polling for the first phase of the Assam elections was held on Saturday and saw a voter turnout of 77 per cent.



Political parties have now shifted their focus for the second and third phases of polling



As far as issues in these two phases are concerned, it is CAA vs development.



However, top BJP leaders have been talking about development and are refraining from mentioning CAA directly during the poll campaigns. But, the party is not sparing a single stage to target the Congress-AIUDF coalition alleging the Congress party has made an alliance with infiltrators.



Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told ANI that CAA-NRC is not an issue and it will not impact the state elections.



On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said the party will not allow implementing CAA if voted to power in Assam.



Speaking to ANI, BJP state president Ranjit Kumar Dass said, "CAA is not an issue in Assam. It has been approved by the Parliament. If we come to power, we will implement it.