BJP eyeing historic winning margins in both Tripura seats: CM

By Biswendu Bhattacharjee

Agartala, April 13 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Saturday said BJP was confident of landslide wins in both the parliamentary seats in the state in the upcoming elections, riding on the planks of development, commerce and peace established under PM Narendra Modi.

Saha, who has addressed over 100 poll rallies in less than a month, told UNI that BJP won the election the day the poll announcement was made, on top of which the party has laid out a comprehensive campaign trail.

The BJP workers have reached out to each voter in the state on the lines of the strategy followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said.

“Prime Minister has been speaking to the citizens through Maan Ki Bat on the last Sunday of every month on unique issues, which become more popular than Ramayana across India. We have also followed the same strategy to reach out to the people at the local level. As a result, people are with us and decided to re-elect Modiji for the third tenure,” Dr Saha observed.

He claimed that the people of Tripura would vote for BJP candidates to present two lotuses (seats) to Narendra Modi. who has ensured exceptional development in the Northeast over the last 10 years. Infrastructure, healthcare facilities, roadways, connectivity, skill development, entrepreneurship, trade, and commerce under the Narendra Modi government have got a facelift in the region, which people of the Northeast had been aspiring for since Independence.

The Chief Minister considered the CPI-M, a viable opposition in Tripura despite a large number of communist cadres deserting them and joining the saffron brigade in the six years of NDA rule.

“Still the CPI-M retains a vote bank in Tripura. Therefore, we don’t want to sit idle with self-gratification. Although our victory is certain in both seats, our target is to win the seats with a historic margin. The response of the people in the markets and roadsides when my convoy passes by them reflects joy and satisfaction. I am sure this will be mirrored in the EVMs,” he said.

Criticising the erstwhile Left Front rule in Tripura, he reminded that insurgency, murder, mayhem, rape, and kidnapping were routine activities during its 35-year rule. But through dialogue and by signing agreements with the aggrieved outfits, Modi has restored peace in the Northeast.

A long dispute over the Ram Temple in Ayodhya was resolved by Prime Minister Modi by consecrating the idol of Lord Ram, which has been a most cherished emotion of Indians. The Prime Minister restored democracy by scrapping Articles 370 and 35 (A) of the constitution and championed women’s rights by abolishing triple talaq, Dr Saha claimed.

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