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LF releases Assembly poll manifesto for Tripura polls

Ruling Left Front on Friday released its manifesto for the February 14 Assembly polls in Tripura.

Agartala: Ruling Left Front on Friday released its manifesto for the February 14 Assembly polls in Tripura promising to make the state a model in terms of development, safety and security, besides maintaining communal harmony.

Releasing the manifesto, Tripura LF chairman and CPI-M MP Khagen Das said the manifesto focused on developing connectivity, power, industry, irrigation, agriculture, education, SCs and STs, minorities, women, law and order and general administration.

"We appeal to the people to cast their votes to ensure uninterrupted development in the hilly terrains, plains and towns. Left Front has created the legacy of fulfilling its poll promises and doing even beyond," he said.

Das alleged that during the erstwhile Congress regime in the state, the standard of life was low and people lived in deplorable conditions and they started getting benefits of development only after the LF came to power in 1978.

He criticised the UPA government at the centre for shrinking employment sectors, reducing regular workers, increasing casual and contractual job openings, initiating New Pension Policy and accepting foreign direct investments.

CPI(M) state general secretary Bijan Dhar said the Left Front would implement all the 34 poll pledges and will pay importance in peace and development, good governance, improving connectivity, education. Health care, electricity, industries and tourism and uplift of people living below poverty line.

Tripura would go for polls on February 14 to elect 60 members of the Assembly. Over 23 lakh people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the elections.