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The Opposition Congress has invited architects to plan and design the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) movement martyrs’ memorial that the party has pledged to set up “if it comes to power” in Assam.
Addressing newsmen in Gohpur on Thursday, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president, Ripun Bora said that the party respected the sentiments of the people of the state and therefore made the commitment to build the “grand memorial” in Guwahati.
It may be noted that the Opposition, which considers CAA as a key poll plank, has already embarked on a vigorous 'Save Assam' campaign across the state in a bid to garner support for the party and corner the ruling dispensation ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.
“Taking a step further, we are inviting applications from architects in Assam to share their suggestions and designs for the memorial with us,” Bora informed.
Taking to social media, the APCC chief further called on architects from Assam based overseas to share their designs for the memorial as well.
“Assam needs you. Send in your model image for the grand anti-CAA monument the Congress will build in Guwahati after winning the election,” Bora, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, said in a tweet.
Bora further reiterated that the party’s leadership has given specific targets to its district units and booth level committees to make door-to-door visits across the state and collect gamosas from the people.
“We will request people to convey their feelings and sentiments against CAA which has ruined the peace and prosperity of our beloved state. Congress workers have been told to knock on every house door and collect at least 50 lakh gamosas. All of them will be showcased and preserved at the memorial,” he said.
“After Rahul Gandhi Ji's rally (in Sivasagar) the mood of the people is clear… The Assamese electorate will vote against BJP because of CAA which means ‘Cruelty Against Assam,’ and all Congressmen are feeling rejuvenated to work even harder on the ground,” Bora said.