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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 9:31 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 5:37 PM (IST)

BJP conspiring to wipe Tripura off history, alleges Manik Sarkar

BJP conspiring to wipe Tripura off history, alleges Manik Sarkar
Manik Sarkar. File photo

Agartala, February 14

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday hit out at the alliance of the BJP and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), saying both the parties were conniving to wipe off the state from history.

Addressing a rally ahead of the upcoming assembly election in the state, Sarkar accused the BJP of creating disturbances throughout the nation.

“The alliance between the BJP and IPFT is unholy. The BJP is supporting the IPFT which demands the separation of Tripura. It is a conspiracy to wipe off Tripura from history,” he said.

“Four years back, the BJP came to power with promises of ‘Acche Din; among others but kept none,” he added.

He noted that the country’s inflation rate and petrol prices were higher than those in the rest of the world.

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The Chief Minister also accused the BJP of accepting money from the corporate sector for the 2014 general election.

“The BJP had taken money from the corporate for 2014 election so they are working for them, stopping social and profit-making public sector so that the corporation can make a profit. This will be repeated in 2019,” he said.

The election to the 60-member Tripura Assembly would be held on February 18, while the counting of votes will be done on March 3.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) has a strong foothold in the state and is in power for the past 25 years. ANI

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