Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

BJP set to form government in Tripura, claims Shah

BJP set to form government in Tripura, claims Shah

The Congress has fielded candidates for 59 out of the 60 seats in Tripura where Assembly elections will be held on 18 February.

The non-tribals, who constitute about 66 per cent of Tripura's population, are increasingly anxious over the state's integrity following the BJP's alliance with the IPFT. The BJP's promises in the Vision Document include free education to women till graduation, 7th Pay Commission awards to government employees, free smartphones to youth, investigation into the multi-crore rupees Rose Valley chit fund scam, housing to all without brick housing, drinking water to every household, regularisation of services of contractual government employees etc.

"Under Left rule, Tripura had gone backward". BJP seems to have a strong uphold in the state of Tripura and will come out to be a strong challenge to the 25-year-old uninterrupted Left cadres in the state.

As a part of its election strategy, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to challenge the might of the Manik Sarkar government in the state which is in power since 1998. "The CPI (M)'s terror tactics in West Bengal had led to hatred among the people there, resulting in its downfall".

The 28-pages Vision Document released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely here today swear 10 point commitments for the voters of the state.

He noted that while the BJP leaders are saying that they are not supporting the separate state demand but their ally IPFT has all along being campaigning in its favour, without any objection from them. He said a degree college would be set up in each constituency of the state to upgrade the education system. Taking a leaf out of Communist party's book the BJP has released the "Vision Document" ahead of the 2018 elections.

Coming down heavily on the CPI-M-led Left Front government, the BJP chief said that following the Finance Commission's recommendations, the Tripura government has received Rs. 18,000 crore and Rs. 950 crore was sanctioned by the central government in different projects and schemes.

The Union minister also said the non-Left space in Tripura had been now utterly occupied by the BJP.

Tripura would be made a logistic hub for transportation in the entire northeastern region due to its proximity with Bangladesh and the ports in that country, Jaitley said.

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