Agartala: BJP national president Amit Shah launched the party’s election campaign in Tripura on Sunday with two rallies at tribal-dominated Ambassa and Udaipur.
“What has the Manik Sarkar government done in 25 years?” Shah asked a huge rally at Udaipur, headquarters of the Gomati district, about 43km from state capital Agartala. Answering his own question, Shah said, “It would be unfair to say he hasn’t done anything. He has robbed lakhs of people of crores through the Rose Valley scam. PM Modi will not leave any of the accused who are involved in the chit fund scam.”
He claimed that Sarkar didn’t allow the CBI to investigate the scam in the state to save his cabinet colleagues and top leaders of CPM. In June last year, the CBI had questioned a minister from the Left Front government in connection with the scam. “Manik Sarkar has portrayed a falsely constructed image of the cleanest and poorest chief minister of the country, but after 20 years of his uninterrupted leadership, it has only been proven that he is the most corrupt and antidevelopment chief minister of the country,” Shah said.