Narendra Modi addresses rallies in poll-bound Tripura, says CPM believes in 'gun-tantra' not democracy [Photos]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies in poll bound Tripura's Shanti Bazaar and Asthabal Maidan on Thursday where he attacked the state government for resorting to political violence in the state

FP Staff February 15, 2018 22:19:47 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies in poll bound Tripura's Shanti Bazaar and Asthabal Maidan on Thursday where he attacked the state government for resorting to political violence in the state. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed two rallies in poll bound Tripura's Shanti Bazaar and Asthabal Maidan on Thursday where he attacked the state government for resorting to political violence in the state. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
Speaking in Hindi, Modi used rhyming words to hit out at Manik Sarkar government. He said that the Left parties do not believe in democracy (ganatantra) but they believe in gun-tantra. He also accused the state of murdering ten BJP workers. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
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Speaking in Hindi, Modi used rhyming words to hit out at Manik Sarkar government. He said that the Left parties do not believe in democracy (ganatantra) but they believe in gun-tantra. He also accused the state of murdering ten BJP workers. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
Modi asked why the state government employees in Tripura are still being paid as per the fourth pay commission and not the seventh. He promised that BJP will implement seventh pay commission and minimum wages for all workers. Twitter@NarendraModi
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Modi asked why the state government employees in Tripura are still being paid as per the fourth pay commission and not the seventh. He promised that BJP will implement seventh pay commission and minimum wages for all workers. Twitter@NarendraModi
The prime minister also accused the Congress and Left parties of having a "secret understanding" for the elections. "Both parties destroyed Tripura. Do not trust them. By putting up candidates in the elections, Congress is doing drama in Tripura though both the Congress and Left parties have 'dosti' (friendship) in Delhi," he said. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
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The prime minister also accused the Congress and Left parties of having a "secret understanding" for the elections. "Both parties destroyed Tripura. Do not trust them. By putting up candidates in the elections, Congress is doing drama in Tripura though both the Congress and Left parties have 'dosti' (friendship) in Delhi," he said. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the party's Tripura election in-charge, and state president Biplab Kumar Deb among others also spoke at the rallies. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
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BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the party's Tripura election in-charge, and state president Biplab Kumar Deb among others also spoke at the rallies. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
This was Modi's second visit to the state. On 8 February, he had addressed a rally in Sonamura. Tripura will go to the polls on 18 February, and the results will be announced on 3 March. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha
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This was Modi's second visit to the state. On 8 February, he had addressed a rally in Sonamura. Tripura will go to the polls on 18 February, and the results will be announced on 3 March. Team 101Reporters/Abhisek Saha