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Tripura chief minister attacks Cong-INPT combine

February 11, 2013 16:14 IST

Attacking the manifesto of the opposition Congress-Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura combine as a 'document of cheating', Chief Minister Sarkar on Monday said that the ruling Left Front was confident of forming the seventh government in the state in the February 14 assembly elections.

"We do not have an iota of doubt that people will elect the Left Front government for the seventh time with more votes and more seats," Sarkar said at a ‘Meet the Press’ organised by the Agartala Press Club.

"The slogan for formation of the seventh Left Front government is the slogan of jubilant people. We are getting more support from the people," he said.

He said that the UPA government at the Centre in its poll pledge in 2009 had assured of giving jobs to 3.5 crore unemployed, but after coming to power started reducing jobs and even started instructing the state governments to stop employment.

To a question, Sarkar said that the opposition Congress has given a call for change of guard which, he claimed, would boomerang and the people would change the UPA government at the Centre in the 2014 parliamentary elections.

He said, "India today is facing the strong challenge of terrorism. We want to combat it jointly with the central government. But in such a situation, the opposition Congress in Tripura has forged an alliance with INPT, which is the overground mask of insurgents.”

“With the deep support of the people we could crush the decades old insurgency. We have been awarded the President’s colours by the central government as a reward for containing insurgency," he said.

He said the people of the state wanted peace and tranquility between tribals and non-tribals.

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