Tripura will be BJP’s 20th state: Amit Shah

TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ BJP president Amit Shah has asserted that the BJP would form the next government in Tripura which would be the 20th state to be ruled by the saffron party. Shah assured the voters that the promises made in the party’s election manifesto released yesterday would be implemented.

“Seeing the atmosphere and campaigns after visiting various constituencies, I am rest assured that the BJP would form the next government in Tripura and it would be the 20th BJP ruled state,” Shah told a news conference in Agartala.

“The party neither had MLAs in Manipur and Assam nor a strong organisational base, yet the huge popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP’s programme brought the party in power to those two north eastern states,” he said. Likewise, Tripura would also come to the BJP fold, he said.

The Left Front has been ruling the state for nearly 25 years continuously but Tripura lags behind in distribution of drinking water to households, healthcare services, power supply, infrastructure and attracting investments, he said. The CPI(M)-led Left Front is in power in the north eastern state in a row since 1993. The Left was also in power between 1978 and 1988.

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