BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma waves to the crowd at the election rally in Tripura

Assam Finance Minister and chairman of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma said there are only 45 days left for Communist rule in Tripura.

He said this while addressing a mammoth public rally at Kathalaia under Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s Dhanpur constituency on Thursday.

He also sarcastically said Sarkar will be sent to Bangladesh after the polls.

He alleged law and order has totally collapsed during the 25 years of Left Front rule in Tripura.

Sarma said life and property especially of the opposition is not safe here as the CPI-M is trying to create an atmosphere of fear to scare people ahead of the state Assembly election, ‘but very soon the situation would change as BJP shall come to power this time’.

Sarma said, “Now only 45 days left (of Communist government in Tripura), we have documented every incident and once our government is formed in Tripura we will take action against each and every culprit. If CPM feels by killing BJP workers they can dampen our spirit it is wrong. We are not going to fear the CPM. We will fight tooth and nail against the politics of violence of the CPM.”

The Assam Minister also added once BJP comes to power than it will take account of every crime committed by the CPI-M cadres led by Manik Sarkar and even ‘he (Manik Sarkar) will have to flee to Bangladesh’.

On the alliance with the anti-Left tribal parties, the NEDA chairman said talks are on but shall take little more time.

“Considerations are on but it will take some time as we are discussing the issues and major political situation and we need two or three rounds of meetings,” he added.

He also alleged crime against women is very high in Tripura compared to other states and here the opposition party supporters are always targeted.

Sarma was accompanied by Tripura BJP state president, Biplab Deb and in-charge, Sunil Deodhar in the rally who also addressed the gathering.

Meantime, the CPI-M has reacted sharply against Sarma’s threat that Chief Minister Manik Sarkar will be sent to Bangladesh after BJP comes to power in 2018 election.


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