Agartala/Sabroom, Aug 31, 2023, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Agartala/Sabroom, Aug 31: The former Chief Minister and Politburo member Manik Sarkar on Thursday lambasted the ruling BJP-led coalition in Tripura and alleged that the government completely failed to bring development to the state and worsened the situation more instead.
Sarkar was addressing the party’s poll campaign in Dhanpur assembly constituency. He said that the second tenure of the BJP government had failed to meet the expectation of the people of this state.
“The developmental pace of Dhanpur constituency during the time of Left front government is now worsened under the rule of this BJP government, where the health infrastructure completely broke down to deprived the patients,” he alleged, adding that road connectivity and power services are left in dilapidated condition in Dhanpur like that of other parts of the state.
He accused the BJP government and alleged of deteriorating law and order situation. He alleged, “This fascistic government is looting the people of this state apart from bringing attacks on all walks of life especially in the rural pockets of the state.”
“The government has brought the people’s livelihood to standstill, following which people are unable to earn their daily livelihood. Incidents like death due to starvation are being reported from the rural; areas of the state,” he alleged.
He also accused the government over drug menace in the state and alleged, “Youths in the state are being deep-necked in drug addiction, because government don’t want the youths and the young generation of the state to prosper and voice against them.”
In context of the upcoming bye-elections in Dhanpur and Boxanagar assembly constituency, Manik Sarkar said, “The people of Tripura who are frustrated with this fascistic government are eyeing on the bye-elections. There is a need to replicate people’s frustration in the vote box this time.”
On the other hand, the CPI-M state secretary Jitendra Choudhury, who was addressing a poll campaign in Boxanagar on Thursday, alleged that the government has completely failed to take their promises in action for the welfare of the people of this state during the last five years.”
“The BJP started losing people’s trust as the party which had 44 MLAs to score 51% vote in 2018 came down with 40% vote in the last 2023 assembly election. This gives a clear indication that people of Tripura are frustrated with this fascistic government,” Choudhury said.
He said, “The BJP failed to take lessons from the last assembly elections, where people of Tripura had shown their distrust towards the party.”