Several issues pertaining to the north-eastern States including the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) have been highlighted in the Congress election manifesto, released on Tuesday.
The States in the North East have a special place and there are special provisions in the Constitution For the North Eastern States, the Congress promises to:
(a) Restore Special Category status to the North Eastern States.
(b) Withdraw the infamous Citizenship Amendment Bill, which caused widespread resentment.
(c) Enhance financial assistance to the Autonomous District Councils in acknowledgement of their importance to the North Eastern States.
The Congress released its crowd-sourced manifesto, entitled ‘India’s New Tryst With Destiny’ for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi released the manifesto, along with party president Rahul Gandhi.