New BJP supporters vocal about giving up on Congress, CPM too has old and new followers
BJP president Amit Shah alleged Monday that the Congress is not seriously campaigning in Tripura to help the CPM. The Congress has fielded candidates in 59 of Tripura’s 60 seats, but the party is hopeful in only “six to eight seats”, sources said.
Tripura BJP chief Biplab Deb accused the Left Front of running a "Sarkar's sarkar" -- a reference to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar -- and not people's 'sarkar' (government), leading to high unemployment rate and lack of development.
Adityanath, who arrived in Agartala on Monday to campaign for party candidates, said the Left Front government failed to reap the benefits of various central schemes in its 25 years of rule in Tripura.
For nearly two years now, the village has been split down the middle. The village has just over 100 families, 83 of these Muslim.
Tripura is set to go to polls on February 18 and the results will be announced on March 3.
BJP chief Amit Shah also assailed CM Manik Sarkar for running the government with an iron hand, saying authorities in Tripura worked under CPI(M)'s pressure.
Police Sunday found the body of Ramnagar Assembly Constituency booth president Madhu Deb, who plied an auto-rickshaw, hanging from a tree.
Releasing the vision document, senior party leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the approaching elections in the state was extremely “important for both the country as well as the BJP”.
Gaurav Gogoi said, "Post the results, we will attempt to see if parties believe that the people of Nagaland have the right to practise and express their faith and religion and their culture in the manner they choose, and not be imposed upon by a homogenous RSS politics."
The natural resources available in the north-eastern state, such as bamboo and rubber, were not used for its development and the "Left hooliganism" had destroyed industrial prospects.
"We want to change politics of violence in Tripura to politics of development. Bring BJP government in the state and within five years we will make it a model state," Amit Shah said.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had faced a jolt last year in the state after six of its MLAs joined BJP, has formed an alliance with Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) and the National Conference of Tripura for the upcoming election.
The TMC, just ahead of the Assembly polls, had tried hard to stitch an alliance with the Congress in the state but it did not work out, with the TMC demanding 30 seats.
Amit Shah in Tripura LIVE UPDATES: Earlier in January, the BJP national president had accused the Manik Sarkar government in Tripura of “misrule”, alleging that the situation in the state had gone from bad to worse.
Tripura Left Front convener Bijan Dhar told a 'meet the press' programme that the Left Front was fighting the February 18 Assembly elections to save democracy
Madhav alleged Chief Minister Manik Sarkar was a "protector" of corrupt, criminal and oppressive party cadres.
"This election is not being fought by BJP. The youth are fighting this election to ensure they have jobs. The state employees are fighting it so that they can get the 7th Pay Commission," PM Narendra Modi said in Tripura.
Claiming that Tripura remained underdeveloped due to 25 years of Left "misrule", PM Modi tore into the government on Thursday over the lack of employment and the Rose Valley chit fund scam, which has becomes an Achilles heel for CM Manik Sarkar.
Tripura elections LIVE updates: PM Narendra Modi will address two rallies today. Polls to the 60-member Assembly will be held in the state on February 18 and results will be announced on March 3.