Without internet, people of Assam can't read PM’s message, says Congress; comment comes after Narendra Modi's assurances on CAB

  • Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assurance to the people of Assam on Twitter after the passage of CAB

  • In series of tweets, in Assamese, English, PM said he personally and Centre is 'totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of Assamese people'

  • Several incidents of violence have been reported from the northeastern state following the passage of the Bill in Parliament on Wednesday night

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his assurance to the people of Assam on Twitter after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment bill in Parliament, saying the people in the state cannot read his "reassuring" message as the internet there has been cut-off.

In a series of tweets, in both Assamese and English, the Modi said he personally and the Central government is "totally committed to constitutionally safeguard the political, linguistic, cultural and land rights of the Assamese people as per the spirit of Clause 6." Clause 6 of the Assam Accord guaranteed to safeguard local rights, language, and culture.

"I want to assure my brothers and sisters of Assam that they have nothing to worry after the passing of CAB," Modi tweeted. Taking a dig at the prime minister's message, the Congress, from its official Twitter handle, said, "Our brothers and sisters in Assam cannot read your 'reassuring' message Modiji, in case you've forgotten, their internet has been cut off."

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Several incidents of violence have been reported from the northeastern state following the passage of the Bill in Parliament on Wednesday night. The law seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan facing persecution there.

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2019 14:09:14 IST