FM Arun Jaitley releases BJP 'Vision Document'

Violet Powell
February 15, 2018

"There are many BJP-ruled states which could make much more development in lesser time", he said.

Tripura's leftist government had recently alleged that the Modi government was "lackadaisical" when it came to the matter of allotting funds to Tripura.

BJP President Amit Shah is on his visit to the poll-bound Tripura, as per the schedule for Monday, he held a press conference at Hotel Sonar Turi in Agartala.

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

The vision document states that stories of Tripura's erstwhile royal rulers would be included in school curriculum and Agartala airport would renamed after Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, the last king of Tripura.

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

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"Under Left rule, Tripura had gone backward". He also said that Tripura has risen in revolt against the traditional parties like CPI (M) and Congress.

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

He also said apart from this, Rs 18,000 crore was sent as grant while Rs 950 crore under various central government schemes.

Meanwhile, the BJP promised one job opportunity to every family through reviving and establishing industries, promoting IT industry, bringing foreign and domestic investors etc.

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. He claimed his party would win the February 18 poll defeating all counteracts and violent means adopted by the Left.

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.

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