Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Wednesday lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for allegedly attempting to play divisive politics in Tripura ahead of the State Assembly polls 2018.
Sarkar on Wednesday addressed public gathering at Kailasahar and Chandipur for the upcoming Tripura Assembly elections.
Tripura CM Sarkar also took a dig at the BJP and the RSS for forming an alliance with ‘divisive’ Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which has been demanding creation of a separate State – Tipraland – as a large number of tribal voters joined the saffron party ahead of the upcoming polls.
Being the star campaigner of the Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI-M) for the February 18 Tripura Assembly polls, Chief Minister Sarkar urged the voters to cast their votes to the Left Front candidates so that they can form government for the 8th term in the State.
Though Kailasahar is the winning belt for Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief Birajit Sinha, Sarkar urged the electorate to vote the CPI-M candidate to power in the election.
It may be mentioned that the crowd was comparatively less.
Despite less number of people attending the Tripura CM’s election meeting, Sarkar continued to slam the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleging that the saffron party has continued to deprive Tripura of central funds.
However, the BJP on Wednesday said that it does not support the demand for a separate State by dividing Tripura.
It also cleared its stand saying that it has made alliance with the IPFT for the upcoming Assembly polls only on the basis of a Common Minimum Programme.
Assam Finance Minister and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the BJP believes in a united and vibrant Tripura, and it would never support separation of the State.