The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had faced a jolt a year ago in the state after six of its MLAs joined the BJP, has formed an alliance with the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) and the National Conference of Tripura for the upcoming election. He also said that Tripura has risen in revolt against the traditional parties like CPI (M) and Congress.
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.
Strongly criticising Modi's speeches, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders said that Modi did speak a single word on what basis his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) struck an electoral alliance with the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) which has been demanding a separate state.
As a part of its election strategy, the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to challenge the might of the Manik Sarkar government in the state which is in power since 1998. "There are many BJP-ruled states which could make much more development in lesser time", he said.
The 28-pages Vision Document released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely here today swear 10 point commitments for the voters of the state. "The government of "Lal Bhai" and its cadres have looted Tripura for 25 years in the name of development... There is anger against the CPM government throughout the state, due to their misrule Tripura stands last, when it comes to development", Shah said while addressing the media in Agartala. Arun Jaitley promised that a degree college would be set up in each constituency to upgrade the education system. It has left nine seats for its electoral ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT).
On Sunday, the National President of the BJP held two road shows in the state followed by three election rallies.
The finance minister also claimed that the Left Front would meet the same fate in Tripura as it did in West Bengal.
He said that minimum wages will also be revised to Rs 340.
The results will be out on 3 March, along with the poll outcomes in Meghalaya and Nagaland.