Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on March 27 said that the Congress party is emerging as the winner in the Assam assembly elections as clear signs are there of a landslide victory.

Speaking at a press conference in Guwahati on March 27, Kharge claimed that the BJP has acceded defeat in Assam and throughout the campaign, the ruling party tried to evade questions related to its performance in the last five years.

“The Congress has gone to the people with a vow of fulfilling its 5 Guarantees that are going to be a gamechanger for the future of Assam and the Assamese people. We have received an overwhelming response from the people across all ages and geographies towards the vision and the willpower that we have presented through the 5 Guarantees,” he said.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge was accompanied by Rajya Sabha members Nasir Hussain and Akhilesh Prasad Singh, and Lok Sabha MP from Assam Abdul Khaleque.

He said that the BJP has denied tickets to 18 per cent of its sitting MLAs (11 out of 60 MLAs) “to erase the wounds of unfulfilled promises from the minds of the people”.

“The BJP and its allies have already sensed a massive defeat in the elections due to the people reposing their faith and hope on the five guarantees promised by the Congress. In a desperate bid, as per news reports, the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL), a BJP ally, has promised that surrendered cadres of militant outfits would be provided jobs in the Army and paramilitary forces according to their ranks. Can a political party promise jobs in the defense forces,” Mallikarjun Kharge asked.

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