There is a lack of coordination among the Congress in the assembly elections of five states. During the election campaign, the party is making a promise in one state, and in other states is rejecting such promises as false. The party says it does not believe in free politics. Whereas in the Assam Assembly elections, the Congress has made many ‘free’ promises to the voters.
There are simultaneous elections in both the states of West Bengal and Assam. Elections are to be held in three phases in Assam, while in West Bengal, votes will be cast in eight phases. The Congress hopes to return to Assam. Therefore, the party is exerting full power in campaigning. Former party president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have held several public meetings.
In Assam, the Congress is contesting elections on the basis of five guarantees. These include guarantees such as not giving effect to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), giving two hundred units of electricity free to every family and two thousand rupees per month to women. But the party’s stance in West Bengal is completely different. The party considers giving free is wrong.
West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary has issued an election manifesto named ‘Banglar Disha’. The manifesto states that the party does not believe in free politics. A senior party leader said that in Bengal’s manifesto, free politics has been used for the election promises of the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.
In fact, the Trinamool Congress in its manifesto has promised a minimum monthly income to low-income groups and SC / ST families. According to the declaration, six thousand rupees will be given every year to the lower income group and 12 thousand rupees every year to the poor SC / ST families. This amount will be deposited in the accounts of the women of the family.