Tripura is set to vote on February 18. The results for the Tripura Assembly elections will be announced on March 3
Tripura, is all set to witness what’s being called its biggest electoral battle of all time on February 18. The Left (CPI-M), which has been in power for 25 years comes face to face with the Right (BJP), which is pulling all the stops to colour this tiny state saffron. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed two rallies in the poll-bound state, in which he attacked the CPI-M led government for neglecting the poor. Modi claimed Congress, Left parties have ‘secret pact’ for Tripura polls.The results for thewill be announced on March 3.
Here’s a quick look at what PM Modi said in Thursday’s rally and how the other parties plan to deal with what is famously called – the ‘Modi wave’.
1. Development stalled in Tripura under red flag – Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that development has been stalled in Tripura under the communists, just as the traffic stops at red signal, and the state will progress when the ‘reds’ are ousted from power
“You have to stop before a red traffic signal. Even if you are in a hurry, you cannot go ahead. Similarly, the red flags of the Left Front have stopped progress in Tripura. Time to change this and usher in good governance,” he said, adding “the Left will be difficult to find in Tripura after the results are declared”.ALSO READ: Tripura will be the 20th state to be ruled by BJP in India, says Amit Shah
2. Democratic ideals and the Left cannot go together: Modi
Journalists are being killed in Tripura, political murders are occurring. The communist government is silent. On forming the government in Tripura, we will fully investigate political murders and punish the guilty.
3. Modi targets Manik Sarkar government
Poor people had to commit suicide because their hard earned money was looted by chit funds and some state ministers were accused of being involved. Those who are involved in the chit fund scam would not go unpunished.
4. Left sheds crocodile tears
Modi said the communist government sheds crocodile tears for labourers but did not grant them minimum wages.
He said if voted to power, his party would provide minimum wages to the labourers as per central rates, and pay salary to state employees according to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
5. Congress, Left parties have ‘secret pact’ for Tripura polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress and Left parties of having a “secret understanding” for the February 18 Tripura Assembly polls.
“Congress and Left parties like in Kerala and West Bengal have a secret deal for the Tripura polls. To change the future of Tripura, reject the two parties and vote for BJP”.