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

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

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

"Change the CPM government in Tripura on 3rd March, I assure that 7th pay commission will be implemented for government employees from 4th March, 2018", Shah said while addressing a press conference. Shah said a BJP government would protect and promote the cultural heritage and values of tribals. A few days earlier, Shah had addressed the public and talked about how the government in Tripura had done a awful job of governance, and how it was plagued with corruption and the members of the corrupt communist parties ought to be sent to jail. In a state where the government is among the highest job generating agency, the lure of higher pay scales serves as a big pull for the state's employed as well as the job aspirants.

The BJP is contesting for 51 out of the 60 Assembly seats, while its ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) is fighting in nine seats. "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.


A BJP youth leader along with 9 party workers were attacked by CPI (M) supporters with sticks and bombs at Ranirbazar, about 12 km from Agartala, the saffron party alleged on Sunday. He also accused him of helping the ruling government headed by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to come back to power. He asked the people to trust BJP, and if they're given the chance, they'll change everything for the better of the state. He held the term for the fourth time after the party swept away the 2013 assembly elections.

The BJP president also accused CPM of resorting to violence against its party workers and said that there is an atmosphere of fear in the state. "Girls will be educated for free in Tripura all the way from nursery school to Post Graduation", Shah added.

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