Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb viewed that the massive victory of the BJP-led NDA under the leadership of Narendra Modi is the result of good governance he gifted the people of the country during the last five-year rule.
He also said for the first time in the history of the country’s election there was no anti-incumbency against the PM.
Addressing a gathering during a socio-cultural function of Bishnupriya Manipuri organization at Rabindra Satarbarshiki Bhavan at Agartala on Sunday, Deb said, “When anyone rules there will be someone who will remain dissatisfied. In English this is called anti-incumbency, be it MLA, MP or any elected person who after five years of governing goes to the public for vote there will be both who are dissatisfied and also another satisfied and this is very natural.”
“But for the first time in the history of Indian democracy, a national election took place there was no anti-incumbency or complaint against the Prime Minister,” said chief minister Deb.
According to Deb, who also is the BJP state president, PM Modi has very subtly used the Indian traditional culture as well as its modernity and development to shift the dimension of India politics and counter the opposition who do politics in the name of cast, creed, religion and secularism.
“In the last election, Mayawati and Mulayan Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav calculated the politics of cast, creed and religion in Uttar Pradesh keeping behind the vote bank of Muslims, Yadav and Mayawati’s cast but it failed because they had the mentality of defeating the Indian system. Similarly, in Bihar also, Communist party ladla Kanhaiya tried the same but the people of Begusarai had taught him a lesson,” Deb said.
“This election had reflected another new dimension of India politics – be it America, Europe or Australia – their agenda in election is economy, infrastructure and good governance but in India, Narendra Modi took it to some other level and after five years rule, he appealed to vote for his government,” the CM said.
According to the Tripura CM, unlike the previous years, during the last general election, the BJP without any major commitment or promises had urged the people to judge and vote for the party and on the basis of its performance.
Deb said, “This is a new chapter; there was not national issue or commitment unlike the election of 2014 in which there were several commitments in the Vision Document that we released. This time also, we released Vision Document but you won’t find any major commitment in it but people took their decision on the performance of the government during the last five years. All those who used to come to power using the term secular in politics, at present I, Biplab Deb, do not find them pronouncing the word secular because during the last five years, Narendra Modi worked with the focus ‘Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikash’.”
“PM Modi used the Indian traditional culture as well as modern India to give a new direction to our country and the landslide victory of the general election is a result of it,” the CM said.
Meanwhile, the community leader of the Bishnupriya Manipuri beside other religious gurus who were present in the function presented a few demands before the CM including arrangements for preserving their socio-cultural values through development of infrastructure, providing social pension for their community leaders, stop for few trains at their religious pilgrimage spots besides others to which the CM said that he would look into the issues.