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BJP set to form government in Tripura, claims Shah

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Pre-poll violence rocks Tripura 5 CPI-M workers 2 policemen hurt

"People are not being attracted with the BJP as its ideology does not work, that's why the party in Tripura and other places is frantically trying to catch the Congressmen and their supporters by mobilising all kinds of resources", he said, referring to the seven Congress legislators and other leaders who had joined the BJP.

Shah held a roadshow in the Gandhigram town ahead of the Assembly elections in the state on February 18.

"Congress is practically helping the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) by splitting the non-Left vote share in Tripura". BJP and CPI (M) will take on each other as tough contenders for the upcoming Tripura polls slated for February 18.

In a news conference here, Shah said the Left parties were resorting to violence to tackle the rise of the BJP across Tripura.

The senior BJP leader also announced that an adequate number of multi-speciality hospitals and an AIIMS-like hospital would be set up in the state.

He reiterated the commitment to execute pledges made in party's Vision Document for Tripura. The party promised to implement 7th central pay commission for state government employees, free smart phone to youths, minimum social security pension of Rs 2,000 and minimum wage of Rs 340, punish all accused of Rose Valley scam. Shah was flanked by state BJP president Biplab Deb, BJP's northeast in-charge Ram Madhab and Northeast Development Alliance chief Himanth Biswasharma.

The Left was also in power between 1978 and 1988. He said a degree college would be set up in each constituency of the state to upgrade the education system. "The government of "Lal Bhai" and its cadres have looted Tripura for 25 years in the name of development..."

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. BJP has fielded 51 candidates for the 60-member assembly and left the remaining for IPFT.

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

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