BJP releases vision document for upcoming Tripura Assembly Polls

"However, it would not be an obstacle for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to come to power in the state after the next week's assembly elections", Mr Shah told the media in Agartala. But Tripura remained backward. Shah thanked the people of Tripura for their support and attendance in his rallies, and also said that through them, the BJP could achieve victory in the state and improve the lives of people collectively.

"People are not being attracted with the BJP as its ideology does not work, that's why the party in Tripura and other places is frantically trying to catch the Congressmen and their supporters by mobilising all kinds of resources", he said, referring to the seven Congress legislators and other leaders who had joined the BJP.

BJP releases its vision document for upcoming Tripura assembly polls; Party's national President Amit Shah holds a mega road show in the state.

"BJP is the only alternatives for development on Tripura", he said. The "Vision Document Tripura 2018" is a 30-page manifesto which has made some high promises that BJP will hopefully fulfil should it come into power.

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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. Arun Jaitley promised that a degree college would be set up in each constituency to upgrade the education system.

In the 28-page "Vision Document", the BJP pledged to provide one employment opportunity to every household, free education for women till graduation, free smatphones to youths, increase of minimum wages to Rs 340, a probe into the chit fund activities and regularising all contractual government employees. He said that the elections were important for the entire country and BJP.

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". The BJP is contesting in 51 seats while its alliance partner Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) has fielded candidates in nine seats.

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

  • Adam Floyd