Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

No development in Tripura under CPM 'misrule': Amit Shah

No development in Tripura under CPM 'misrule': Amit Shah

CPI (M) state secretary Bijan Dhar said allegations of BJP were completely baseless. "Authorities here work under CPIM's pressure".

Ahead of the state Assembly elections to be held next Sunday, the ruling party chief is on a two-day visit to the northeast state of Tripura. Today, Shah said to the crowds, the party wants to change the politics of violence in the state.

Ten persons including Sushanta Chowdhury, BJP candidate of Majlishpur Assembly constituency, were injured in the attack, BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb said.

While addressing a public rally on Sunday, he asked the people to oust Tripura's "Lal bhai" government, as he accused the Left cadres of pocketing public funds meant for development. The poverty and unemployment, however, increased in its 25 years reign. There is anger against the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) government throughout the state. He also accused the Left parties of spreading rumours that the state would be divided if the BJP comes to power and asserted that there would no division.

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The state will go to polls on February 18 and result will be announced on March 3.

The incumbent Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is at the helm for the past 19 years. It has left nine seats for its electoral ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT).

The BJP President complained that a section of local administration officials are working at the behest of CPI (M) and appealed them to work impartially and adhere to the model code of conduct. "Free health scheme will be given to people in Tripura".

The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which had faced a jolt a year ago in the state after six of its MLAs joined the BJP, has formed an alliance with the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) and the National Conference of Tripura for the upcoming election.

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