As election campaigns and rallies soar in the northeastern state of Tripura, set to go to polls on February 16, Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressed a rally in the Unakoti district on Sunday.
Shah said that Tripura is faced with the “triple trouble” of the Congress, CPI(M), and Tipra Motha in the ensuing assembly elections adding, “If you want to be rescued from this 'triple trouble', vote for the double-engine BJP government”.
Shah also alleged that the Left has betrayed the Tripura Adivasi populations for a long time and is now projecting a tribal leader as the chief ministerial face to “dupe” people.
Jitendra Choudhury is among the top CPI(M) leaders from the tribal community and is being seen as a leading contender for the chief ministerial post in case the Left-Congress alliance comes to power in Tripura.
The CPI(M) and Congress will jointly contest the elections to the 60-member assembly, results for the same are set to be announced on March 2. Shah also attacked the coming together of the Congress and the Left which he said indicated that they conceded defeat to the BJP in the polls.
The senior BJP member and Home Minister also promised housing for the poor in Tripura by 2025.
(With PTI inputs)