Agartala: Appealing to Left and congress leaders to join the BJP, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha on Sunday said the saffron party is like the holy river Ganga and “taking a dip” in it will help them get rid of all sins they committed over the decades with the people of the country.
Addressing a public rally as part of the ongoing Jan Vishwas Yatra on Chariot in Kakraban of Gomati district, Saha said BJP is confident about winning the assembly elections next month. Tripura attained statehood in 1972 but the BJP got the opportunity to serve the people of the state in 2018, and its success is “overwhelming and unparalleled”, he claimed.
There is no alternative to the BJP in Tripura and the people of the state have realised it, he said adding, “Therefore I appeal to the people who still believe in the ideology of Stalin and Lenin, or any otherperson, to join the BJP to cleanse themselves of the sin they committed.”
“The compartments of the train are still vacant. Sit in the vacant bogies and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take all of us to the destination where we are supposed to be,” he added. Targeting the opposition CPI-(M), Saha alleged the Communists suppressed the people’s democratic rights and ruled Tripura for 25 years.
“There was no democracy during the Communist regime as they believed in violence and terror tactics. In the South Tripura district alone, as many as 69 opposition leaders were killed during the Left rule. Kakraban was no exception where a lot of political murders happened,” the Chief Minister alleged.