Releasing its election manifesto here for the Tripura Assembly elections, AICC general secretary and Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanswamy brushed aside poll promises and claims made by the BJP and the Left.
The Swarnajug or golden age in Tripura, as claimed by the ruling CPI(M), was a "failure", he said, while describing the BJPs promises of acche din as "treachery".
Appealing to the people to vote for the Congress, he said his party would usher in development, peace, employment, healthcare and the unity of Tripura, as well as write off farmers' loans.
We can rather bring this charge against them (the BJP) because they were a non-entity in the state even two years ago and could secure barely 1 per cent of the vote. Congress is the only party fighting against the Communists in Tripura, Kerala and rest of the country," he told reporters.
Coming down heavily on the BJP over its manifesto released yesterday, he said the party couldnt implement the 7th Pay Commission in BJP-ruled states, and was now "selling dreams" in Tripura.
The Congress manifesto also promised direct funding from the Centre to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), introducing the 7th Pay Commission benefits for state government employees and renaming Agartala Airport after the last king of the state, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur.
Tripura Pradesh Congress working president Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma, who was also present on the occasion, said the BJP's vision document was full of "false promises".
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