Tripura polls: Jaitley releases BJP vision document

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Ten persons including Sushanta Chowdhury, BJP candidate of Majlishpur Assembly constituency, were injured in the attack, BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb said. "Authorities here work under CPI (M)'s pressure", Shah added.

"Congress is practically helping the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) by splitting the non-Left vote share in Tripura".

Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah on Sunday said his party would make Tripura a "model state" within five years if it is voted to power.

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.

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hard-hitting speeches at his election rallies in Tripura, the ruling Left Front and opposition Congress on Friday slammed him for only talking like a BJP leader and ignoring facts.

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.

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.

The Congress manifesto also promised direct funding from the Centre to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), introducing the 7th Pay Commission benefits for state government employees and renaming Agartala Airport after the last king of the state, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur. The document was released by the finance minister Arun Jaitley.

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.

Releasing the document, Jaitely stated that Prime Minister's development agenda has got reflected in the manifesto and BJP is committed to set up one degree college in each of the 60 assembly constituencies to ensure development of human capital and to bring additional financial support for the state.

Earlier, Jaitley took on the Left Front for its alleged misrule despite being in power for 25 years on the trot.

The state will go to polls on February 18 and result will be announced on March 3.

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