Tripura Pradesh Congress President Pijush Kanti Biswas (middle) addressing a press conference on Monday Credit: EastMojo Image

Agartala: The decision of the state government to provide Rs 2000 honorarium to tribal leaders has been criticised by the Congress Party in Tripura. State head Pijush Kanti Biswas called it the governments pre poll agenda.

Biswas said that the state can provide assistance to the community leaders but they must also think about the poor and needy people across the state.

“Just ahead of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections, the government has taken the decision to lure the community leaders for their political benefit, to get votes for the ruling BJP party”, Biswas said.

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He also said that the Congress party has been demanding financial assistance of Rs 7,500 per month for the needy, but the government has not made any effort to help them.

Earlier on Saturday fulfilling the long-standing demand of community leaders, the Chief Minister had announced honorarium of Rs 2000 per month for them from the state government.

The community leaders (Samajpatis) had also placed a bunch of demands and shared their views on essential matters apart from giving suggestions for the development of indigenous people.

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