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Cong promises loan waiver for farmers in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The today promised development, employment and waiver of farmers' loans in if voted to power in the state.

Releasing its election manifesto here for the Assembly elections, AICC general secretary and Puducherry Chief Minister 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 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.

The has fielded candidates for 59 out of the 60 seats in where Assembly elections will be held on February 18.

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

Narayanswamy also alleged that the BJP was contesting the election by using "money and muscle power".

To a query on Amit Shah's allegation that the was helping the CPI(M) by dividing the anti-Left votes, he said it was the other way around.

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 Congress is the only party fighting against the Communists in Tripura, 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 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 benefits for state government employees and renaming after the last of the state, Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur.

Tripura Pradesh Congress 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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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:30 IST