Anti-incumbency factor to bring Cong in Tripura

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Agartala, Feb 13: The Congress claimed that anti-incumbency factor was rising everyday and with a detoxicated electoral roll the party was set to storm to power in the next assembly elections.

The Congress also criticised Chief Minister Manik Sarkar for their failure to contain corruption.

Talking to media here today leader of the opposition Ratan Lal Nath accused CPM government of not implementing the Lokayukta Bill in the state to safeguard the corrupt politicians in the party and Left Front was trying to win the election playing with feel good campaign.

He stated whatever, development was noticed in Tripura had been the contribution of central government and in 15 years rule of left front government poverty had grown. In 1993, Tripura had 13.7 lakh people living below poverty line which increased to 22.8 lakh in 2007, Mr Nath said.

Criticising the leftist's campaign regarding the ban on employment imposed by Centre he said that Prime Minister letter on February 7, 2007 had made it clear that there was no ban on employment in Tripura and Kashmir and added that Left Front leaders were giving out a wrong message to the people.

Mr Nath has also pointed out that according to the report of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB)-2007, Tripura's position in law and order table was sixth, while in the matter of crimes against women, the state topped the list in 2006. And most unfortunately, the guilty were not punished in Tripura because the conviction rate here was only 17 per cent as against the national average of 42 per cent.


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