BJP 'chargesheet' against CPM

Ram Madhav addresses a news conference in Agartala on Friday. Picture by Pranab Shil

Agartala: BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday released a "chargesheet" listing the alleged crimes and misrule of the CPM in the last 25 years of Left Front rule in Tripura.

He appealed to the electors to vote without fear on February 18.

The BJP leader said here on Friday evening that his party wanted to free the state from CPM misrule and that crime rate was the highest here in the country.

He came down on chief minister Manik Sarkar, claiming that he was the protector of corrupt, criminal and oppressive party cadres.

The "chargesheet" accused the CPM and other Left Front parties of corruption, criminal activities, deliberate poverty and scams.

It will be distributed in every booth and village of the state to expose the real face of the Left Front government, the BJP leader said, and demanded a reply from Sarkar.

On the BJP's poll promises, Madhav said Union finance minister Arun Jaitley would visit Agartala on Sunday and release the BJP's vision document, which will be the party's poll manifesto.

Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari is also scheduled to address several rallies.

BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit the state on Sunday and Monday. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will campaign for two days from Monday.

MP Hema Malini and Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu will be among the other star campaigners in the state.

The BJP poll campaign here will end with a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which Madhav described as the grand finale.

He hoped the rally would have a massive turnout. Modi will address a public meeting at Shantir Bazar in South Tripura district ahead of the central rally in Agartala.

The Centre will not allow any kind of misadventure by CPM cadres on the day of the poll, he said, adding taht the Election Commission had been requested to ensure free and fair polls this year.

Madhav said he was confident of a victory for the BJP-IPFT alliance in the polls.


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