Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit the Left-rule Tripura government claiming that the state remained underdeveloped and lacked employment opportunities due to 25 years of left ‘misrule’ during his election rallies at Sonamura and Kailashahar.
PM Modi addressing a rally at left bastion Sonamura asserted that the Centre has been constantly working to develop North East India. State Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s Dhanpur Assembly constituency falls in the Sonamura sub-division.
“Tripura people remain underdeveloped due to misrule of left parties for the past 25 years,” said PM Modi.
He added,““People do not know how backward they are. You all have been hypnotised by the Left. Change your fortune by voting for BJP.”
PM Modi to appeal the youths of the state mentioned about increasing unemployment ratio in the state. “February 18 election is not being contested by the BJP but by the eight lakh unemployed youth and government employees who have been deprived of 7th pay commission,” added the prime minister.
The BJP and IPFT campaign slogan for Tripura Assembly election is ‘Cholo Paltai (Lets Change)’.
PM Modi also criticised the Sarkar-led Tripura government for not spending Central funds allocated to the states. “The state government is not able to spend funds given by the Centre for people’s welfare. Out of every Rs 100 spent in the state, Rs 80 is given by the Centre,” added PM Modi.
To woo voters the PM Modi also mentioned that his government has launched Rs 1,300 crore National Bamboo Mission to utilise the huge bamboo resources of the state.