Modi Targets Manik’s ‘Sarkar’ In Tripura

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Agartala: Ahead of state Assembly elections, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally in the northeast state of Tripura which is going to polls in a single phase on February 18.

“An era of development is about to come to Tripura. There is a hidden magician government here,” said PM Modi. Taking a dig at Manik Sarkar-led Communist Party of India, PM Modi further said that the people of Tripura do not even get minimum wages. “The existing government has cheated people of the state,” he said.

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With election pundits are expecting a close contest between the ruling Left Front and the saffron party, BJP high command is leaving no stones unturned to woo the voters of Tripura.

Modi questioned the ruling government in the state and asked the reason why the recommendations of the seventh pay commission have not been implemented.

A massive layer of security blanket was thrown across the state in view of PM Modi’s visit, with central and state paramilitary forces deployed at several places.

Joining the motion of thanks to President’s address in Parliament, the Prime Minister on Wednesday had said that the BJP-led government prioritised the development of Northeast states since they came into power.