At another rally in Chawmanu, Shah accused the Left government of practising politics of violence. "Authorities here work under CPIM's pressure", Shah said.
Shah promised that if voted to power, BJP will implement 7th Pay Commission for the government employees as the employees in Tripura are still getting the 4th Pay Commission. A few days earlier, Shah had addressed the public and talked about how the government in Tripura had done a awful job of governance, and how it was plagued with corruption and the members of the corrupt communist parties ought to be sent to jail. "Twenty five years ago, the number of unemployed was 25,000, and after 25 years of rule by the CPI-M government, the number has risen to seven lakh", the BJP president said. He also accused the Left parties of spreading rumours that the state would be divided if the BJP comes to power and asserted that there would no division. The poverty and unemployment, however, increased in its 25 years reign. It has left nine seats for its electoral ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT).
Without naming Rahul Gandhi, he alleged that the Congress chief had put up candidates as "vote-katva" (cutting into others' votes) to help the CPI (M) government headed by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to come back to power.
The state will go to polls on February 18 and result will be announced on March 3.
Before leaving for Takarjala, Mr. Shah said BJP will ensure unity of people and demographic integrity of Tripura. In the 2013 polls, the CPI (M) managed to bag a majority with 51 seats, while the rest was shared by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Congress party.
The CPI (M), however, denied the allegation and said that the BJP had carried out the attack instead and one CPI (M) worker was indergoing treatment at a hospital. Six Congress MLAs, who first joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC), switched over to the BJP in August a year ago.