Tripura Elections: Rest Assured That BJP Will Win, Says Amit Shah

BJP’s Amit Shah asserted that the BJP would form the next government in Tripura making it the 20th BJP-ruled state.

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Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Monday, 12 February, asserted that the BJP would form the next government in Tripura, making it the 20th state to be ruled by the saffron party.

Shah assured the voters that the promises made in the party's election manifesto released on Sunday would be fully implemented.

Seeing the atmosphere and campaigns after visiting various constituencies, I am rest assured that the BJP would form the next government in Tripura and it would be the 20th BJP-ruled state. 
Amit Shah, BJP President

The Left Front has been ruling the state for nearly 25 years, but Tripura lags behind in distribution of drinking water to households, healthcare services, power supply, infrastructure and attracting investments, he said.

The CPI(M)-led Left Front is in power in the north eastern state since 1993. The Left was also in power between 1978 and 1988.

Shah said:

Ten years and 25 years is quite a long time for developing the state. But Tripura remained backward. There are many BJP-ruled states which could make much more development in lesser time. Development would come only after the saffron party forms the next government.

He alleged that crime against women in Tripura is the highest in the country with rape and molestation being an everyday event.

"CPI(M) cadres dictate terms to the police and government officials and law and order has collapsed," the senior BJP leader claimed.

But after seeing the rise of the BJP in the state, they were frustrated and resorted to violence against the BJP workers and leaders, he alleged.

"The BJP workers are ready to face the CPI(M) violence anywhere in the state," he said and appealed to police and government officials to work impartially.

Meanwhile, the BJP seems to have decided to take the battle to Tripura, where it has often lashed out at Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who’s managed to retain his post for four successive terms.

Campaigning in the state, last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had infamously asked the voters to “abandon the wrong Manik, and adopt a Hira instead.

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