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". The most important promise is that party politics will not play any role in Tripura, " BJP President Amit Shah in Agartala.
The BJP is contesting for 51 out of the 60 Assembly seats, while its ally Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) is fighting in nine seats.
Former Minister of Manipur Government, presently serving as the State Secretary of the CPI, Manipur and National Executive Member, Dr.MNara Singh had lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to clarify on what kind of government is the BJP is heading in Manipur. He also accused Left Government of increasing poverty in its last 25 years of rule and the number of unemployed youths rose to 7.33 lakh from 25,000 during the period.
"Change the CPM government in Tripura on 3rd March, I assure that 7th pay commission will be implemented for government employees from 4th March, 2018", Shah said while addressing a press conference.
Government Employees' bodies are agitating demanding implementation of 7th Pay in the state as they are not getting till today even though it has been BJP vision documents released before the election.
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On Thursday, the CPM had also moved the Election Commission against BJP's alleged "corrupt practises" in Tripura, charging the saffron party of releasing a booklet on the Seventh Pay Commission scales with a photograph of Tripura governor Tathagat Roy in it. "I dare Sarkar to give an account of this money in his public meeting".
Accusing the CPI-M of poor performance in the state, Shah said: "People have anger over the misrule of CPI-M government across the state".
Shah said he visited the state 18 times till now and were aware of the people's woes and problems. "It won't be merely a change of MLAs or government but will usher in its transformation", Amit Shah said at a rally.
Touching on cultural issues, Mr Shah said the Left government celebrates birth anniversaries of Lenin and Stalin but not of Vivekananda, Tagore and a revered king of the state.