Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that as he doesn't have the “habit of lying” like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the five promises made by his party will be fulfilled if it comes to power in Assam. Speaking at an election rally in Assam’s Tinsukia district, Rahul said the Bharatiya Janata Party did not keep its promise to raise the everyday wages of tea garden workers.
"How much do you get today? You get Rs 167. What did the BJP promise? Rs 351. Is there anyone who gets Rs 351 here? Before Chhattisgarh elections, I had said farmers’ loan will be waived. BJP then said there is no money — I told them we will show you by getting the money. I am telling you, in Chhattisgarh, within six hours, the loans of farmers in the state were waived,” Rahul said.
“I am not here to waste your time. I have come here to tell you a few things. I am not like Narendra Modi, I don’t have the habit of lying,” he said reminding the five promises announced earlier by the Congress.
The five promises are — a law that nullifies the CAA, five lakh government jobs, raising tea workers’ wages to Rs 365, free electricity up to 200 units per household, and Rs 2,000 monthly income support to homemakers.