Prime Minister Nadrendra Modi during his Tripura visit on Thursday came down heavily on Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and urged the people of the State to vote for a change.
Calling for ‘chalo paltai’ while addressing a rally at Kailashahar, Modi mocked Tripura CM Sarkar.
Modi said, “The scams and corruption that the leadership of the State hides behind the ‘white kurta’ and the ‘bank account’ must come in public domain. The present government in Tripura has established an atmosphere of fear among the people who speak against them.”
Attacking the Manik Sarkar-led Left Front government which has been ruling the State for the last 20 years, Modi said, “Our government has new plans for the Tripura people.”
He added, “If a poor family has to spend Rs 5 lakh for treatment of a disease, the amount would be borne by our government. We dream of providing good education to the children, employment to youths and good quality of medicines to the elderly.”
Modi said, the Centre sends 80 per cent of the funds of the Tripura Budget for the State’s development. However, most of the times the money remains unspent by the Tripura government, said the PM in an attack on Chief Minister Sarkar.
“The central funds should be spent on the people’s welfare and not for raising the red flag,” said Modi.
The PM further added, “If the BJP forms government in Tripura, there will be two engines. One will be of Delhi, my government, and another of the BJP government in the State, with which the State will develop rapidly.”
Saying that the BJP-led government wants proper development in Tripura, improvement in the road and air connectivity in the State, Modi on Thursday tweeted, “We want to build more highways and i-ways, ensure proper road and air connectivity for Tripura.”
Regarding the top priorities of the BJP in Tripura which goes to polls on February 18, Modi stated in his Twitter handle, “BJP’s priorities in Tripura are trade, tourism and training. These will give wings to the aspirations of Tripura’s youth.”
During his election rally, Modi shared the stage with Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) president Narendra Chandra Debbarma.
The IPFT and BJP forged an alliance for the Tripura Assembly polls slated for February 18.
Assam’s Finance Minister and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma also accompanied Modi during his Tripura visit.
Modi also addressed another election rally at Sonamura.