In an oblique reference to demands of "Tipraland" floated by Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), a poll ally of the BJP in Tripura, the Congress leader said they were totally against any form of division of the small northeastern state. Besides promising brick housing for those who don't have homes, free health insurance for all BPL households and drinking water for everyone, the party said it would implement the 7th Central Pay Commission for state government employees, regularize all contractual government employees, and provide minimum social security pension of Rs 2,000 and minimum wages of Rs 340.
BJP releases its vision document for upcoming Tripura assembly polls; Party's national President Amit Shah holds a mega road show in the state.
BJP is trying to contest Tripura polls with "money and muscle power", the veteran Congress leader said and claimed BJP's "vision document", which the party is projecting as its manifesto, was full of "falsehood".
To a query on BJP president Amit Shah's allegation that the Congress was helping the CPM by dividing the anti-Left votes, he said it was the other way around. For this, the party has released its Vision Document, a manifesto promising development to Tripura.
The Congress on Monday promised development, employment and waiver of farmers' loans in Tripura if voted to power in the state. The party has also promised it will fill up more than 50,000 vacant state government posts.
Besides, the vision document also promises to bring a change in the lives of people of Tripura by generating employment opportunities.
Congress has always been the prime opposition party of Tripura till six MLAs led by former opposition leader Sudip Roy Barman deserted the party with his supporters to join Trinamul Congress in 2016. The party has also stated that both the state and the government at the Centre will work in a coordinated manner, so the state can prosper.
The party vowed to revive dormant sector and establish new industries in the state.
The Congress has fielded candidates for 59 out of the 60 seats in Tripura where Assembly elections will be held on 18 February.
The incumbent Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is at the helm for the past 19 years.