As part of its state-wide campaign ahead of assembly polls, Congress in Assam has collected over 100,000 ‘gamosas’ (traditional scarf-towels) with anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) messages scribbled on them.

The Grand old party has declared that it won’t allow imposition of the legislation, which eases rules of citizenship for religious minorities from Muslim-majority nations Bangladesh, Pakistan & Afghanistan, in the state if it comes to power.

During his visit to the state on 14th February, Rahul Gandhi had worn a ‘gamosa’ with an anti-CAA message on it & had said that the legislation was a ploy by the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) to divide the people of Assam.

Congress’s state wing has said that they would collect five million such ‘gamosas’ from across the state & place them at a memorial, which will be constructed if the party comes to power, for the violent anti-CAA protests that rocked Assam in December 2019 and claimed 5 lives.

“Our hope for a united & prosperous Assam is alive & thriving as people have truly risen up to fight divisive forces. Amazed that over a period of few days we have already collected over one lakh ‘gamosas’ with anti-CAA messages,” said state Congress president Ripun Bora.

Lok Sabha(LS) Member of Parliament (MP) and chairman of the party’s manifesto drafting committee Gaurav Gogoi took to Twitter to mention the campaign and thank the people of Assam for their gesture.


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