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BJP’s ploy to win Tripura will not work: Karat

CPM suporters at a rally at Birchandra Manu, 60 km from Agartala, on Thursday. – UB Photos
 AGARTALA, Oct 12 - BJP’s dream of capturing power in Tripura by the way it had won Manipur and other NE States would not work, said CPI (M) politburo member Prakash Karat.

Everybody knows how did the BJP win Manipur and some other NE States and they are on the move to do the same thing in Tripura in the coming Assembly elections, he said while addressing a party rally at Birchandra Manu in South Tripura district on Thursday.

The rally attended by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, party’s central committee member Badal Chowdhury and Minister for Prisons Manindra Reang was organised in memory of 13 persons who were martyred around 69 years back.

“Tripura has a tradition of upholding high democratic value and they will resist all conspiracy to topple the Marxist Government in Tripura”, he said. In his speech, Karat also fired salvos at the economic policy of BJP-led Government at Centre. “BJP had promised to create one crore jobs for youths every year but instead of creation of new jobs, working people are losing job”, he pointed out.

Before coming to power, BJP had said it would introduce minimum support price for crops to address the woes of the farmers but it did not keep its words, he alleged.

In his speech, the Chief Minister recalled the horror days of Congress-TUJS regime. “They had installed a semi-fascist regime from 1988 to 1993 killing hundreds of party leaders and activists. At least 350 mothers and sisters were victims of rape during the coalition era”, he recounted.

Sarkar urged the people to come together to defeat all conspiracies against the CPI(M)-led Left Front in Tripura as it has become a ritual here before every election.

“There have been persistent efforts to crack the amity between tribals and non-tribals before the Assembly elections. People must remain vigilant about such sinister designs”, he added.

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