Tripura Polls- While addressing an election rally in Ambassa PM Modi on Saturday said that the BJP govt brought development in Tripura. Attacking on Congress and the Left Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the alliance hindered Tripura’s development for decades.
“For decades, rule of Congress and Communists hindered the development of Tripura. BJP govt brought development in Tripura. Violence isn’t anymore the identity of Tripura. BJP made state free from fear and violence,” he said while addressing a poll rally in Ambassa in poll-bound Tripura’s Dhalai district, reported news agency ANI.
He said that the alliance had “push back Tripura on every parameter of development” but now Tripura has “double-engine of development”. “Your votes will keep Leftists away from power, ensure continuance of ‘double-engine’ government in Tripura,” he added.
Speaking on this issue of violence, PM Modi said that Tripura’s identity is no more linked to violence and backwardness and that the Bharatiya Janata Party has “freed the Tripura from violence and backwardness.”
“Earlier police stations in Tripura were captured by the CPM cadre but now under BJP rule, there’s a rule of law in the state. Now, there’s women empowerment in the state and there is an ease of living,” he added.
Later in the day, PM Modi will travel to Gomati where he will speak at around 3 pm, reported ANI quoting Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha.
Saha, BJP state incharge Mahesh Sharma and other leaders welcomed Modi in the state. As per the report citing sources from the party, Modi will also visit the state on February 13.
The incumbent party has declared candidates for 55 assembly seats while leaving the remaining five seats for its ally, Indigenous People’s Front Of Tripura (IPFT). The Left-Congress alliance has also announced candidates for all the 60 seats in the state.
Polls to the 60-member Tripura Legislative Assembly will be held on February 16, whereas elections in Meghalaya and Nagaland will be held on February 27. The counting of votes for all the three states will be held simultaneously on March 2.