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Congress to campaign against Left Front in Tripura

The opposition Congress in poll-bound Tripura will strongly campaign against the Left Front government, says the AICC general secretary Prithviraj Chavan.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2008 19:17 IST

Even as the Left parties continue to support the UPA government at the Centre, the opposition Congress in poll-bound Tripura would strongly campaign against the Left Front government, AICC general secretary Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday.

"There is a notion among some quarters that we will not expose the ruling Left Front government in Tripura as they are supporting us in Delhi. I want to make it clear that we are united on the basis of common minimum programme and in our fight against communalism. But it does not mean that we will give them walk over in the state election," Chavan told reporters in Tripura.

The Congress, he said, would fight against corruption, nepotism, unemployment and inept handling of the administration by the ruling Left Front in Tripura.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Tripura for campaigning for the assembly polls scheduled on February 23, he said.

Chavan claimed that the prospect of the Congress coming into power in the state was bright because the party was united.

"The united face of the leaders in the state has generated much expectation among the people who feel that the party would be able to develop the state and solve the problems of insurgency in the state," he said.

Criticising the CPI-M led Left Front government, he said it was siphoning off the money given by the central government for development of the state.

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