SPECIAL DECLARATIONS

IMPROVEMENT IN STANDARD OF LIVING

We want to make Assam a peaceful, stable, strong and developed State. The endeavour of the Congress Party will be continued to uplift the standard of living of the 80% of the population which are mostly underprivileged and living in rural areas. Hence, to ensure the social, political and economic justice to all, the Congress Party will work untiringly to bring sustainable and inclusive growth.

FORMATION OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

The process for formation of the Assam Legislative Council with the help from the Central Government would be intensified in order to strengthen the legislative system and ensuring more participation of the people. The legislative system will be made more vibrant by the induction of representatives from different ethnic groups as well as the various thought processes of experienced personalities.

RESOLUTION OF INSURGENCY PROBLEM

As per promise made before the last election, we have been able to initiate peace process with the insurgent and secessionist rebel groups like ULFA, NDFB, UPDS, DHD, Adivasi Cobra Militant, Birsa Commando Force, etc,. It is because of special efforts that we have been able to bring back all the BLT members completely to mainstream and they are also a part of the democratic process of the state. Apart from a handful of ULFA leaders, almost all the top ULFA leaders, at the initiative of Congress Government , have returned to the mainstream and started the peace process. It is because of the goodwill of our Party that this could be possible. Congress party will continue its utmost efforts trying to bring the remaining factions of ULFA and NDFB to the peace process.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ASSAM ACCORD

We are committed to implement all clauses of the Assam Accord signed on 15th August 1985. Even after forming the Government twice, the AGP did not take any bold steps to implement Assam Accord. In 2005, after 16 years of signing of the accord, the Central Government , State Government and All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) held a tripartite meeting and geared up the implementation. In accordance with the decision taken in this meeting, the National Register of Citizens (NRC) 1951 will be updated by including the names of all the persons residing in Assam till 25th March 1971, in consultation with all. In order to ensure that no genuine Indian citizen is harassed during the NRC upgradation, the process will be simplified and all hindrances will be removed. At the same time, all precautions will be taken up to exclude the names of illegal foreigners.

CREATION OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Unemployment is a major problem in Assam. In the next five years, steps will be taken to recruit more than one lakh teachers besides opening up employment avenues for 9 lakh unemployed youth, which will be 3 times the number during the last two terms of Congress Government, in various State and Central Government departments & organisations in Assam as well as in non-Government sectors. Moreover, vocational training will be imparted to the youth for skill development.