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Narendra Modi in Tripura updates: 'Uproot Reds to give green signal to development,' says PM in Agartala, promises to build 'youngest' govt in state

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Narendra Modi in Tripura updates: 'Uproot Reds to give green signal to development,' says PM in Agartala, promises to build 'youngest' govt in state
  • 17:15 (IST)

    BJP will form youngest government in India in Tripura: Narendra Modi

    "New BJP government in Tripura will be the youngest in the country. Almost all BJP candidates are young. The state will benefit from exuberance and energy of the youth," Modi said. 

  • 17:13 (IST)

    Manik Sarkar govt looted Tripura under welfare schemes

    "The total area of ponds and pits claimed to be dug under MGNREGA in Tripura comes out to be more than the total area of the state. This is the extent of daylight loot under Manik Sarkar government here," Modi said.  

  • 17:10 (IST)

    Tripura wasted 25 precious years under Left rule: Narendra Modi

    "Your 25 years have been wasted under the Left rule. Even after two years of providing around Rs 1,000 crore for Gram Sadak Yojana, around Rs 150 crore have not been spent for rural roads," Modi said. 

  • 17:03 (IST)

    'This is a government of scams,' says Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi said that as 18 March draws nearer, he suspects that Left government's MP's and ministers will be seen hiding files. "Take there pictures if yousee anything fishy happening after 18 March," Modi said. 

  • 17:00 (IST)

    Modi promises to conduct probe in murders of journalists, political killings

  • 16:58 (IST)

    Left believes in gun-tantra not ganatantra: Narendra Modi

    Speaking in Hindi, Modi used rhyming words to hit out at manik Sarkar government. "Left parties do not believe in democracy (ganatantra) they believe in gun-tantra," Modi said. 

    "They murdered our 10 BJP workers. They killed journalists," Modi alleged. 

  • 16:53 (IST)

    'Friends in Delhi, foes in Tripura?' Narendra Modi alleges covert understanding between Left, Congress

  • 16:51 (IST)

    Senior Congress leaders avoiding Tripura, party not serious about contesting polls

    Urging people to bring a BJP government with heavy majority, Modi said that the Congress cntending polls was a mere drama. He said that the fact that none of the party's top leaders are coming to campaign proves that the party is not serious about contending polls and is in a covert agreement with the Left Front. 

  • 16:46 (IST)

    Uproot 'Reds' to give development a green signal: Modi

  • 16:45 (IST)

    Narendra Modi mocks communist govt, says Tripura's development halted at 'red light' 

    In a mock tone, Modi asked he has heard that the Tripura government was installing traffic signals these days. "Is this is a big work," he asked. He then went on draw and analogy between a red traffic signal and the symboic red colour of Left-wing parties: "The development of the state is halted at a red signal, unless you uproot this red flag party, there could be no development."

  • 16:35 (IST)

    Narendra Modi addresses rally in Asthabal Maidan in Agartala

  • 16:20 (IST)

    Women voters may tilt scales in Tripura politics

    The Assembly polls in Tripura on Sunday will see 23 women contesting, including two pitted against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. The northeastern state has also seen a marked rise in the percentage of women voters — touted as the highest in the country so far.

    The final electoral rolls of Tripura, published on 5 January, shows a record increase in the gender ratio among voters in the state — at 971 females to 1,000 males. In last year's electoral rolls in Tripura, there were 965 female voters for every 1,000 males.

    IANS

  • 15:37 (IST)

    PM Modi ends speech at Shanti Bazar. He will now head to Asthabal Maidan.

  • 15:36 (IST)

    BJP will provide minimum wages to all workers after coming to power in Tripura: PM Modi

  • 15:32 (IST)

    Modi ends address with chants of Chalo Paltai

    Urging people to throw out the long-ruling Left front government in Tripura, Narendra Modi raised chants of "chalo paltai (Lets bring change)"  before concluding his speech. He accused the Left government of keeping the state behind in India's development 

  • 15:26 (IST)

    PM attacks communist party in Tripura, says Left groups don't care about state's future

  • 15:22 (IST)

    People suffered under Left rule for 25 years: Modi

    "People of Tripura have suffered for 25 years due to the misrule of Left party. I urge people of the state to remove them from power," Modi said. "What is the reason that Left government in Tripura is neither ensuring the minimum wages and nor implementing the recommendations of seventh pay commission," Modi asked. 

  • 15:20 (IST)

    "They took power for granted, assumed not answerable anyone," PM Modi's blistering attack on Left govt

    "With 20 years in power, Left leaders assumed that nobody will question them, no one can defeat them, and no one in Delhi press will report about the dark rule in Tripura," Modi said. He said that the party assumed that they would never be answerable to anyone. 

  • 15:12 (IST)

    Congress is a vote katau party in Tripura: Friendship in Delhi, combat in Tripura pure drama

    Dismissing Congress in the election Modi told paid that Congress and Left parties are the two faces of same coin. "They are only a vote katau party. What is this that they are friends in Delhi but faking a combat in Tripura," Modi said. 

  • 15:06 (IST)

    Narendra Modi addresses rally in Tripura, says Left govt scared of defeat

    Bringing up the alleged killings of BJP workers, Modi said, "Left leaders are under a lot of pressure sensing defeat. They have only enjoyed the perks of power for 20 years, now it is time to give answers. 

  • 14:58 (IST)

    China lodges 'firm opposition' to Modi's visit to Arunachal Pradesh 
     
     
    China on Thursday voiced its "firm opposition" to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh which it claims as part of South Tibet and said it would lodge a diplomatic protest with India.
     
     
    "The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader's visit to the disputed area,"  said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. 
     
    "We will lodge stern representations with the Indian side," he said.

  • 14:14 (IST)

    Meanwhile... Election in Tripura's Chaliram Assembly seat postponed to 12 March

    The election in Tripura's Charilam Assembly seat, which was postponed following the death of CPI(M) candidate, will be held on March 12, Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said.

    CPI(M) candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma died of cardiac arrest while campaigning on 11 February.

    PTI

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Earlier in the day, Modi was welcomes by Khandu

  • 12:33 (IST)

    Modi laments the neglect of North East

    “I can tell you with great pride that ministers and officials from the Centre are visiting the Northeast very regularly. Morarji Desai was the last PM to attend the North East Council meeting, no PM got the time to attend it after that. They became very busy," Modi said while taunting the previous government for neglecting the region. 

  • 12:31 (IST)

    Modi stress on improving medical facilities in Arunachal Pradesh

    "Ayushman Bharat scheme will take the lead in providing quality and affordable healthcare. The health sector needs special attention. Healthcare has to be of good quality and it must be affordable," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Itanagar. 

  • 12:25 (IST)

    Modi wears traditional headgear in Arunachal Pradesh

  • 12:16 (IST)

    Modi to hold two rallies in Tripura

  • 12:14 (IST)

    Brought down prices of stents: Modi

    Stents were exorbitantly priced. We brought the prices down so that the poor and middle class families benefit, said Modi at his Itanagar rally. 

  • 12:09 (IST)

    Government has kickstarted projects worth Rs 18,000 crore in Arunachal Pradesh, says Modi

  • 12:08 (IST)

    PM Modi ends his speech at Itanagar with chants of Jai Hind

  • 12:06 (IST)

    We strengthened Direct Benefit Transfer, says Modi

    We began using Aadhaar card for DBT. We had widows whom we used to send money. There were lot of loopholes. With Direct Benefit Transfer, we have stopped all this. This money used to go into the pockets of somebody. This is good governance for me, said Modi. 

  • 12:03 (IST)

    Modi lauds Khandu in Itanagar

    Since Pema Khandu is not a CM of a state near Delhi, he is not given much TV space. But it is Khandu who is making a blue print for developing Arunachal Pradesh by 2027. 

  • 12:02 (IST)

    New train service for Arunachal Pradesh 

    My fourth big decision is that there will be a new Express train between New Delhi and Naharlagun. This will run twice a week and it will be called Arunachal Express, said Modi.

  • 11:52 (IST)

    PM Modi's push for medical education in India

    "We are making sure that there is at least one hospital and a medical college in at least every two to three constituency. A student can study medicine in their own state which will help bring the local touch in the field. We want to bring medical facilities in the interiors of India," said Modi. 

  • 11:49 (IST)

    We have strengthened DoNER 

    "I have come for you. I have come to serve you and for the sake of Arunachal Pradesh. We had the North East Development Council meeting in the North East. I have made sure that every Union Minister is in the North East for at least for some time in a week. We have brough transperancy and accountability in the workings of DoNER, " said Modi. 

  • 11:46 (IST)

    Want to develop tourism in Arunachal Pradesh, says Modi

    "We want to improve tourism in Arunachal. I will tell people to come to Arunachal Pradesh for their meetings and conferences. Lot of people do it in Delhi and Mumbai. I will tell them to explore the land of Arunachal Pradesh," said Modi. 

  • 11:45 (IST)

    We need to work together for better India, says Modi

    "Government cannot work in different direction, All have to work together for the country. If there is good co-ordination then work goes on well.  Decision-making process as well as delivery system will be easier. The new secretariat will help the people of Arunachal Pradesh," Modi said. 

  • 11:42 (IST)

    We have brought new culture in India, says Modi

    "We have started a new culture in India that you should not wait for a leader for any infrastructure project. If it has been completed, please start using it. We will come someday to inaugurate it," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Latest updates: In a mock tone, Modi asked he has heard that the Tripura government was installing traffic signals these days. "Is this is a big work," he asked.

Speaking in Agartala, he then went on draw and analogy between a red traffic signal and the symbolic red colour of Left-wing parties: "The development of the state is halted at a red signal, unless you uproot this red flag party, there could be no development."

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Arunachal Pradesh and poll-bound Tripura on Thursday.

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI

In Arunachal Pradesh, he will participate in three programmes, including the inauguration of the Dorjee Khandu state convention centre in Itanagar.

He will also dedicate the state civil secretariat building and lay the foundation stone of the academic block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science.

From Arunachal Pradesh, Modi will proceed to Tripura where he will address two election rallies in Shanti Bazaar and Agartala.

On Wednesday, Tripura BJP chief Biplab Deb said the Modi government will act like a "father figure" to help the poor state stand on its feet and fulfil the partys campaign promises, if the party comes to power.

He accused the Left Front of running a "Sarkar's sarkar" — a reference to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar — and not people's sarkar (government), leading to high unemployment rate and lack of development.

Expressing confidence that his party would win the election, Deb told PTI that a BJP government would make the state self-reliant in five years.

Though the BJP has not announced a chief ministerial candidate, the youthful Deb (46) is seen by many as its likely choice for the top post if it gets better of the CPM, which has been in power in the tiny northeastern state for 25 years, in the elections scheduled for 18 February.


Published Date: Feb 15, 2018 17:19 PM | Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 17:25 PM

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