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Ahead of the Assembly elections in Assam, the Congress has launched a contest on social media, asking people to make two-minute videos on the biggest issues and problems currently faced by the state.
The Opposition party has also announced attractive prizes, ranging from cash to iPhones, for the best videos, saying that the most relevant issues would be incorporated in the party’s poll manifesto.
Launching the campaign, named ‘Assam Bachao’, here on Tuesday, Congress MP and head of the party’s manifesto committee, Gaurav Gogoi said, “The first step to solve a problem is to acknowledge and understand a problem. This campaign is for that first step. The feedback from this campaign will tell us what the most urgent issues to be taken up in our manifesto are. The Congress party’s manifesto shall offer solutions to these very problems.”
The contest shall run for the next ten days till February 19, 2021.
To participate in the contest, people have to post the video along with the hashtag #AssamBachao on any major social media platform and then submit its link through www.AssamBachao.in
“The prizes are to incentivise creativity among the youth of the state. It is time for the youth to take charge of their own future and save the state from the BJP’s evil designs,” Gogoi said.
“From sky-high prices of essential items to the BJP’s plans to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) against the people’s wishes, they have decided to ruin both peace and prosperity in Assam. This video campaign is a call for the people to bring in public discussion on all the issues facing the state and the people. This is important because the BJP doesn’t want them to discuss these issues,” he said.
Congress leaders and workers across Assam too can participate in the campaign.
Lauding the initiative, Assam Pradesh Congress Congress (APCC) president Ripun Bora said, “This is just the first step. The Congress is gearing up for an innovative campaign that will bring out the people’s resentment against the BJP’s misrule. The BJP’s attempts to muzzle the people’s voices with intimidation and fear psychosis won’t last until polling day. The people will show through the Assam Bachao campaign how desperate Assam is for change.”
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)