Tripura: Triangular fight on February 18 : AICC
AGARTALA: With BJP's aggressiveness to make entry into age-old Marxist bastion -Tripura that led the Congress to loose its opposition tag, the party is trying to retain its support base by appealing to voters to opt for Congress, lone alternative of the Left government.
All India Congress Committee general secretary and former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan during his visit to the state for poll-campaign criticized the Left government for keeping the state under-developed in its 25-year-old regime. Simultaneously, he also warned the voters that BJP rule over the Left would be dangerous for future of the country citing the NDA government's demonetization, Goods and service Tax (GST) that affected country's 'economy' badly.
"The state needs to get rid of Left rule this time. But if people see BJP as their alternative, they will be wrong. Congress is the only alternative of CPM that could ensure development and integrity," Chavan said at a press conference at Congress Bhawan in Agartala recently and added the coming elections would be a 'triangular fight.'
He claimed" The poll results would surprise many" .
After 2008 polls, this was Chavan' s second visit and he felt the northeastern state is lagging backward still in terms of employment, industry, civic amenities etc.
Reacting to BJP chief Amit Shah's statement about Congress is contesting to divide anti-left votes, Chavan termed it as 'propaganda' of BJP.
"BJP is spreading propaganda about us. If people vote us to power, we would fight to preserve democratic values. Unlike BJP that interferes with the democratic. I appeal to the voters to prevent entry of BJP in Tripura," he said.
Chavan arrived here on Tuesday and supposed to be in the state till February 16. He also addressed three different public meetings on Tuesday.
TNT-The Northeast Today news