BJP launches ‘Vision Document’ for Tripura assembly elections 2018

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The elections in Tripura, are getting tense as the competition increases. Competition in the region it seems is primarily between BJP and the CPI(M). Taking a leaf out of Communist party’s book the BJP has released the ‘Vision Document’ ahead of the 2018 elections.

Tripura will be voting into power its ruling party in less than a week. The ‘Vision Document Tripura 2018’ is a 30-page manifesto which has made some high promises that BJP will hopefully fulfil should it come into power. The document was released by the finance minister Arun Jaitley. He said that the elections were important for the entire country and BJP. The BJP has had very little influence so far in the Northeast region. But the finance minister said that the party has been working alongside the regional parties like the IPFT. He also said that Tripura has risen in revolt against the traditional parties like CPI(M) and Congress.

‘The Vision Document Tripura 2018’ Promises

Among the promises made was that Special Economic Zones would be set up in Tripura. The ‘vision document’ said that employment would be ensured to every household and said that education would be free for women up to graduation. It also said that free smartphone would be given to the youth and 7th commission salary to state government employees. Arun Jaitley promised that a degree college would be set up in each constituency to upgrade the education system. The setting up of a number of multi-speciality hospitals will also be carried out.

All things said and done, it is not going to be smooth sailing for BJP. Despite their vision, the past has shown that the Communist party has won over the population. If the manifesto should change anything, it will have to be the people’s faith. While the BJP goes on about the fear psychosis developed by the Communist Party, there is a long-standing association with the party that BJP will find hard to shake.