Communist rule pushed Tripura to brink of destruction: PM Modi
13 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh
PM lashed out at the Congress-Left coalition during a public rally in Agartala on Monday, claiming they had brought the state to the edge of disaster.
With the Tripura Assembly elections just around the horizon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress-Left coalition during a public rally in Agartala on Monday, claiming they had brought the state to the edge of disaster.
“The first condition for development is rule of law and order. The Communist rule had pushed Tripura to the brink of destruction. The people of Tripura can never forget the chaotic situation wherein cadres had taken hostage every aspect of life. The Left had treated the people of Tripura as slaves and themselves as kings,” PM Modi stated that only the Bharatiya Janata Party was able to bring peace and establish the rule of law in Tripura.
The PM went on to say that the state’s opposition alliance will never develop Tripura. “I want to remind the people of Tripura about one thing, the Left and the Congress can never develop Tripura and want the people of Tripura to remain poor. They have only one agenda i.e. filling their coffers,” PM Modi said.
This was the PM’s second visit to the state in a week, with elections scheduled for February 16. On March 2, the votes will be tallied. PM Modi, while expressing confidence in his party’s ability to win the election by a wide majority, stated that his party practises “badlav” politics rather than “badla”.
“BJP does politics of change, not revenge. We do politics of public interest and national interest. That’s why this time BJP is coming back with more votes than last time,” the PM said.
He went on to accuse the CPI(M) and both parties of “killing” political opponents before every election.
“Communists ruled Tripura for three decades and killed political opponents before every election. BJP’s government in Tripura has been working day and night to fill the pit dug during the last 25-30 years of communist rule,” the PM also said.
Highlighting the BJP government’s significant initiatives for the state, the PM stated that Tripura now has a Buddhist university, a National Forensic Sciences University, a dentistry college, and a cancer hospital.
“PM Kisan Samman Nidhi is another example of a double-engine government. Till now we have granted Tripura’s farmers over Rs 500 crore. The same is with our efforts towards MSP. We’ve brought the poor, including the Vishwakarmas, into the banking and finance system. No family in Tripura hasn’t received benefits from BJP policies,” he added.
The Prime Minister went on to say that the state capital has become the gateway for international commerce in the North East and will become the region’s largest market for international trade once connected to the port city via the Maitri bridge.
“After landing at Tripura airport, people are surprised by the kind of modern infrastructure. New highways and rural roads are being constructed, new railway lines are being laid out in Tripura,” Modi said.
He went on to say that the young and women of Tripura have flashed ‘Chanda’ and ‘Jhanda’ the red card.
“Youth and women of Tripura have shown the red card to Chanda and Jhanda company. The people of Tripura have already announced that they want a government of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ with an absolute majority,” he added.
JP Nadda, National President of the BJP, and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha announced the party’s election platform last week.