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Congress, Left parties have 'secret pact' for Tripura polls: Modi

IANS  |  Agartala/Santir Bazar (Tripura) 

Modi on Thursday accused the and Left parties of having a "secret understanding" for the February 18 Assembly polls.

"and Left parties like in and have a secret deal for the polls. To change the future of Tripura, reject the two parties and vote for BJP," Modi said while addressing two election rallies.

"Both parties destroyed Do not trust them. By putting up candidates in the elections, is doing drama in Tripura though both the Congress and Left parties have 'dosti' (friendship) in Delhi," he said.

"No big Congress came to Tripura for election campaign because they (Congress and (CPI-M) have a clandestine pact."

Terming the Congress as "vote cutting party", the said the Congress is "helping" CPI-M to win Sunday's polls.

Modi asked the people to "uproot" parties from Tripura and throw them to "some corner of the earth".

The said the Rose valley chit fund organisation (a Kolkata based company) had pilfered several thousand crore of rupees of 14 lakh Tripura people and accused the of not having properly probed the scam.

"After assuming power (in Tripura), the BJP government will inquire into the robbing of huge sums of poor people's money," Modi told the gathering.

In his second phase of election campaigning in Left-ruled Tripura, Modi on Thursday addressed two election rallies with almost the same issues and topics. He came to Tripura from capital Itanagar and addressed a mammoth rally at Santir Bazar in southern Tripura and gave a speech at another public gathering in Agartala before leaving for

Earlier on February 8, the Prime Minister addressed two election rallies in northern Tripura and western Tripura.

Attacking the CPI-M-led government, the Prime Minister said that of every Rs 100 spent, the central government is providing Rs 80 but there is no sign of spending the central fund properly.

The Prime Minister said the central government long back had given Rs 988 crore for implementation of the Prime Minister in Tripura but the works valued at Rs 650 crore were started recently.

"Under the non-lapsable pool of resources scheme Rs 242 crore had been given to Tripura in four years but Rs 60 crore still remained unspent."

"parties have been misleading the people and encashing the poverty of the people," he said.

He said the has been providing salaries and allowances to state government employees according to what should have been given to government employees 25 to 30 years ago.

He promised that a BJP government would provide higher scale of salaries and allowances to state government employees at par with the recommendations.

Modi said the central government has invested thousands of crores to expand the rail and in Tripura. "The is being developed and digital network is also being upgraded in Tripura."

"To improve the livelihood of the people, the central government has made easy accessible of bamboo. The government would provide houses to all and to each household across the country."

He said that democracy "is in danger" under the rule of Left Front in Tripura.

Modi said the CPI-M during its 25-years rule "destroyed both democracy and the future of Tripura".

He accused the cadres of killing 10 BJP functionaries and two young journalists and promised that a high level inquiry would be held and the perpetrators punished when a BJP led government comes to power.

He said he would attend the swearing in ceremony of the BJP ministers after March 3.

BJP's Ram Madhav, Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the party's Tripura election in-charge, and state among others also spoke at the rallies.



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 20:26 IST