Agartala, Feb 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday address two rallies in Tripura ahead of the assembly elections 2018 in the state. PM Modi will address rallies in Santirbazar district of South Tripura and Agartala in West Tripura districts. The prime minister is expected to be joined by other senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to campaign for Tripura Assembly Election 2018.

Modi is also expected to visit Arunachal Pradesh to inaugurate Dorjee Khandu state convention center at a function in Itanagar. PM Modi will also dedicate the state civil secretariat building to the nation and will lay the foundation stone of the academic block of the Tomo Riba institute of health and medical science.

Tripura will go to the polls on 18 February and the results will be declared on March 3 along with Nagaland and Meghalaya. The BJP did not win any seat in the last state assembly polls but emerged as the main challenger to the ruling CPI(M).

On February 12, the BJP released its ‘Vision Document’ for Tripura Assembly Election 2018. In the ‘Vision Document’, the party has promised to implement recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for the state government employees along with free education for women up to the graduate level, if it comes to power.

Releasing the BJP’s ‘Vision Document’, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The manifesto reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development agenda.”

“We are committed to bringing transparency in public employment policy, which is lost today because of nepotism under the Left Front rule. If a BJP-led government comes to power, the state and the Centre will work in a coordinated manner, so the state can prosper,” Jaitley said.

The finance minister also criticised the Congress saying that the main opposition party of the region had betrayed the people of Tripura.