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Tripura lagging behind due to corruption: Amit Shah

PTI
Published : May 8, 2017, 1:12 am IST
Updated : May 8, 2017, 2:36 am IST

Mr Shah is on a two-day visit to Marxist-ruled Tripura to strengthen the party base in the north eastern state.

BJP president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in Kumarghat, Tripura. (Photo: PTI)
 BJP president Amit Shah addresses a public meeting in Kumarghat, Tripura. (Photo: PTI)

Agartala: BJP national president Amit Shah on Sunday accused the ruling CPI(M) in Tripura of “corruption and malpractices”, saying the state did not witness development despite sufficient funds released by the Centre.

“While Tripura received Rs 10,000 crore during the UPA-II regime, the Narendra Modi government has released over Rs 25,000 crore during the past three years,” he said at a rally in Kumarghat in Unakoti district.

Mr Shah is on a two-day visit to Marxist-ruled Tripura to strengthen the party base in the north eastern state.

“Tripura remained deprived during Congress-led UPA regime as the Communists had an understanding with the Congress,” the BJP leader said.

Attacking the ruling party leaders for their alleged involvement in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Mr Shah said, “If a CBI probe is ordered into it, money will be found from the homes of these leaders. Chief minister Manik Sarkar must order a CBI probe on moral grounds.”

Mr Shah also promised that the BJP would implement recommendations of the Seventh Central pay commission for state government employees if voted to power.

“The first cabinet meeting will pass the decision for the welfare of the employees and pensioners,” he said.

Talking about the availability of electricity and ambulance at people’s door step in the BJP ruled states , he asked if every hamlet in the state has electricity.

“Do you have ambulance facility at your doorstep? This facility will be available if BJP comes to power,” Mr Shah added.

Tags: amit shah, corruption, manik sarkar
Location: India, Tripura, Agartala