Tripura polls: Jaitley releases BJP vision document

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Modi only talks like a BJP leader, mute on his misrule: Congress, CPI-M

Jaitley said PM Modi wants the country to develop, which is why the BJP in Tripura has focused more on development issues in its vision document.

Besides, providing brick housing for all who don't have house, free health insurance to all BPL households, drinking water to all and to regularize all contractual government employees once install BJP government in Tripura.

With just one week left before the Tripura legislative assembly polls, BJP President Amit Shah has responded to an allegation that the BJP-led government's attitude in providing funds to the northeast state of India is "lukewarm".

Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday also unveiled BJP's election manifesto at the party headquarters in Tripura.

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The non-tribals, who constitute about 66 per cent of Tripura's population, are increasingly anxious over the state's integrity following the BJP's alliance with the IPFT.

He launched a scathing attack on the Congress and said the party was a "vote- katva" party - one that sought to divide anti-Left votes and give free passage to Left candidates in the state.

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.

During this rally, Sarkar also urged the "peace-loving people" of Tripura to defeat all "communal and divisive forces". He said that the elections were important for the entire country and BJP.

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He said that minimum wages will also be revised to Rs 340. "Authorities here work under CPI (M)'s pressure", Shah added. He said a degree college would be set up in each constituency of the state to upgrade the education system.

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.

Apart from Jishnu Devvarma, 34 other crorepati candidates are in fray in Tripura assembly poll, which is scheduled to be held on February 18. The election results of all the three northeastern states will be announced on March 3.

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