Tripura elections: Congress silent in campaigning to benefit CPI(M), alleges Amit Shah


"I promise that we will get 7th Pay Commission after formation of a BJP government here", Shah said.

Shah, who participated in road show and rally, urged the voters to vote for party that brings development.

Tripura's leftist government had recently alleged that the Modi government was "lackadaisical" when it came to the matter of allotting funds to Tripura. The BJP leader promised that if his party forms a government in the state, a degree college will be constructed in every assembly, a railway link to Bangladesh will be established to increase avenues of business in the state and a new science city will be set up in capital. He, however, warned that BJP workers are extensively alert to counter violent means of CPI (M) elections to ensure free and fair election.

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He claimed that Left parties have looted Tripura for many years, and said the BJP will change that. "Twenty five years ago, the number of unemployed was 25,000, and after 25 years of rule by the CPI-M government, the number has risen to seven lakh", the BJP president said. "There is anger against the CPIM govt throughout the state, due to their misrule Tripura stands last, when it comes to development".

The BJP President complained that a section of local administration officials are working at the behest of CPI (M) and appealed them to work impartially and adhere to the model code of conduct.

Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday also unveiled BJP's election manifesto at the party headquarters in Tripura. The Bharatiya Janata Party is contesting 51 out of the 60 Assembly seats, and its ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura will fight the remaining nine seats.

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The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) has a strong foothold in Tripura and is in power for the past 25 years.

Trinamool Congress has nominated 24 candidates. The votes will be counted on March 3.

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