Tripura Elections: BJP Releases Vision Document, Promises Free Smartphones And SEZs

Tripura Elections: BJP Releases Vision Document, Promises Free Smartphones And SEZs

Tripura Elections: BJP Releases Vision Document, Promises Free Smartphones And SEZs

The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had faced a jolt past year in the state after six of its MLAs joined the BJP, has formed an alliance with the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) and the National Conference of Tripura for the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, CPI-M Central Committee member Bijan Dhar said that Modi's assurances at the rallies were only election jumlas' (gimmicks).

The Congress has fielded candidates for 59 out of the 60 seats in Tripura where Assembly elections will be held on 18 February. Thanks to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which seems determined to end the decades-long regime of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-(M))-led Left Front government in the northeastern state.

BJP president Amit Shah announced on Monday that the party was all set to form the government in Tripura.

Assam minister and BJP's election in-charge for Tripura Himanta Biswa Sarma, who was also present, emphatically asserted, "Tripura will remain one and absolutely one".

"BJP is the only alternatives for development on Tripura", he said.

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

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He said that after the BJP come to power in Tripura, it would do justice to the government employees by hiking the salaries as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, while talking steps for socio-economic and cultural development of the state's tribals.

The Left Front has been ruling the state for almost 25 years continuously but Tripura lags behind in distribution of drinking water to households, healthcare services, power supply, infrastructure and attracting investments, he said.

"Election in three northeast states is very important for BJP and the country as well".

He also promised to take action against the chit fund scam accused, if the party comes to power.

The vision document promises sector wise development plan of BJP including connectivity, mobility, urban amenities, natural resource management, combating environment pollution, infrastructure development, to bring investment in industry sector to increase employment opportunity and to fill up more than 50,000 vacant posts in the state government.

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

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