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Congress, CPM disrespected saints, let infiltrators in Tripura: Yogi

During his marathon election campaign in the northeastern state which is going to polls on February 16, the BJP leader alleged that anarchy reigned supreme during their (rival parties’) regime.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanah said that during the reigns of Congress and CPM in Tripura, while faith and saints were disrespected, infiltrators were let in the state.

Continuing his diatribe against the two rival parties on the second day of his marathon electoral campaign in the northeastern state which is going to polls on February 16, the BJP leader alleged that anarchy reigned supreme during their (rival parties’) regime.

Yogi Adityanah held Vijay Sankalp rallies in Fatikroi assembly constituency of the Unakoti district as well as the Suryamaninagar and Majlispur assembly constituencies of West Tripura districts to seek votes for sitting BJP MLAs and candidates, Sudhanshu Das, Ram Prasad Pal and Sushant Chowdhary, respectively.

He said, “The CPM ruled Tripura for 35 years and the Congress also remained in power in the state for several years, but they only wreaked havoc on the state through their misgovernance.  During their governments there was no rule of law in the state and there was rampant violence. Women and daughters were not safe, youth were without jobs and farmers’ interests were not protected.”

The chief minister further said that during the reign of the opposition parties “people of Scheduled Castes were not given land deeds and the benefits of the welfare schemes did not reach the poor. No highways were built and connectivity took back seat in their priorities list. The state’s security was compromised by allowing infiltrations while saints were disrespected”.

Comparing the scenario with the last five years of BJP rule, Yogi added: “In the last five years of the double engine government in the state, you have witnessed the establishment of rule of law and end of violence. Religious festivals are celebrated peacefully in the state now and saints are respected. The government accords priority to daughters’ safety and therefore women police stations have been set up in the state. Besides, the government has provided 33 percent reservation for women in the government jobs.”

He pointed out that during the last five years under the BJP government, three lakh houses have been provided to the poor under PM Awas Yojana and 2.70 lakh LPG connections have been given for free while 2. 50 lakh farmers have benefitted from PM Kisan Samman Nidhi and poor people have availed the health insurance coverage of Rs 5 lakh under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Besides, medical and engineering colleges and schools are also being built.

“During the novel coronavirus pandemic, people were also given free test, free vaccine and free ration. Had the Congress and CPM been there, they would have sold the vaccines, looted the rations and captured the houses meant for the poor. The BJP Government led by PM Modi is working with the motto ‘Sabka saath, Sabka vikas , sabka vishwas and sabka prayas’ and is delivering benefits odf welfare schemes to the people without any kind of discrimination,” he added.

According to the UP CM, under the supervision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, highways, railways and airports are being built. Besides, faiths and saints are respected as never before. I come from the Sant tradition and I am today the chief minister of one of the largest states of India, serving people and also overseeing building of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Under PM‘s leadership heritage is also getting its due respect as the airport in Agartala has been named after Maharaja Veer Vikram.”

CM Yogi said that during the governments of CPM and the Congress even the animals were not safe and today under the BJP Government the “North East region is making rapid strides in development, with the speed of a bullet train rather than that of a metre gauge train”.

He urged the people of the state to see to it that the rival candidates lost their deposits in this election to teach them a lesson for their parties’ misrule in the state. He also appealed to saints to visit villages to seek votes for BJP’s candidate as Tripura is surrounded by Bangladesh from three sides and its position in the country is that of “the tongue in the mouth.”

He said only the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were capable of protecting the country and the interests of its citizens, mentioning the Balakot airstrike in this context. “It’s the new India. Here there is no room for violence or terrorism. The chief minister also invited people to have a darshan of Ram Lala in Ayodhya on completion of the grand Ram next year.

Earlier in the day, CM Yogi offered his prayers at the Gorakashnath Temple located at Dhaleshwar in Agartala.