Congress Is Helping CPI-M in Tripura: Amit Shah

Ex-Union Minister joins BJP campaign trail seeks ouster of CPI-M

Congress Is Helping CPI-M in Tripura: Amit Shah

The vision document states that stories of Tripura's erstwhile royal rulers would be included in school curriculum and Agartala airport would renamed after Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, the last king of Tripura. "There is anger against the CPM government throughout the state, due to their misrule Tripura stands last, when it comes to development", Shah said while addressing the media in Agartala. Shah, who is in the state to campaign for the upcoming assembly elections scheduled to take place on February 18, further alleged that Congress is trying to divide the anti-CPM vote to prevent BJP from coming to power.

Tripura had remained "backward" as the CPI (M) never welcomed private capital in the state, Jaitley said, adding, "As long as the party continues to use the Marxist jargon against private capital, there is no chance of development here".

Poll temperature has risen in Tripura as Senior BJP leader and also Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has released the party's election manifesto, vision document today for the ensuing assembly elections.

"Modi government wants full development of all the states including Tripura".

Meanwhile, CPI-M Central Committee member Bijan Dhar said that Modi's assurances at the rallies were only election jumlas' (gimmicks). The BJP is contesting in 51 seats while its alliance partner Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has fielded candidates in nine seats.

Besides Amit Shah, top BJP leaders, several Union ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, party General Secretary Ram Madhav, Shahnawaz Hussain, West Bengal's Mukul Roy and Locket Chatterjee, Assam's minister Himanta Biswa Sarma have been campaigning for the party.

Attacking the Manik Sarkar-led Left government, he said: "Following their party ideology and unrealistic approach, the Left government in Tripura kept the investment away from the industry starved states".

Shah also promised to establish one degree College in each constituency of the state.

Development would come only after the BJP formed the next government, Shah said.

The results will be out on 3 March, along with the poll outcomes in Meghalaya and Nagaland.

He said that minimum wages will also be revised to Rs 340.

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