Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s two-day visit to Tripura has shown out its fruitful results. The star campaigner of the BJP has lived up to the expectations to provide the crucial thrust in the state. The BJP party has made a clean sweep to unseat the Left government, which has been in power for 25 years.
The BJP is in the middle of a high-voltage campaign in the state, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi, who launched a vigorous attack on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. Other senior BJP leaders like Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and Rajnath Singh had also joined the campaign trail over the last two weeks for the elections.
Yogi Adityanath was expected to play a key role in the battle for Tripura; and he has undoubtedly bloomed with flying colours. The saffron-clad priest-politician, who also heads the Gorakhnath temple of Uttar Pradesh, is the religious leader of the Nath sect, which has a huge following in the tiny northeastern state. Of the total 35 lakh voters in Tripura, 10-12 lakh people are associated with the Nath sect and they have sizeable influence in at least 10 of the state’s 60 assembly seats.
The community, which is part of the Other Backward Classes, has been demanding Scheduled Caste status for long. Their demand so far has been turned down by the CPM government. Yogi Adityanath, had kept the focus tight on what his party has called the non-performance of the ruling Left government and its own development plank, which has helped it win Assam from the Congress.
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 12, 2018
Sources say Yogi Adityanath’s rallies and public meetings had been packed. The UP Chief Minister had held a public rally in Jubarajnagar and led a 10-km roadshow in Dharmanagar town, the headquarters of the North Tripura district.
Speaking to reporters in state capital Agartala, he called the government an “impediment” for the implementation of the central welfare schemes on poverty alleviation and other sectors. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and his government have “next to zero” interest in development, despite huge fund allocation from the Centre for education, health and other key sectors, he said.
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The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister took potshots at the Karnataka counterpart CM Siddaramaiah’s “proclamation of being a Hindu” before assembly polls scheduled in May 2018.
Yogi, who received a rousing welcome at his election rally in Bengaluru, said Karnataka has had a long association with north India with the state being the “Janma bhoomi (birthplace) of Hanuman who assisted Lord Rama in bringing back Sita from the clutches of Ravana”.
Raking up the issue of the beef ban in the state at the last leg of the Parivartan rally, Yogi said, “If Siddaramaiah is a Hindu, then let him ban cow slaughter and beef in the state. The BJP government previously had brought an effective piece of legislation to ban cow slaughter. What did you (Siddaramaiah) do? Soon after coming to power, the Congress government retracted it.”
Adityanath attacked the CM Siddaramaiah regime in the state by citing that there have been 22 murders of Sangh Parivar workers in the state, for which no action has been initiated.
“When the BJP took charge in UP, there was a fear among mothers and sisters to walk alone in the streets and communal violence occurred every third day. Today, I can claim proudly that in the last 10 months of BJP regime in that state there has been no communal clashes in UP. However, in Karnataka, there have been 22 murders of BJP karyakarthas and no action. This shows that wherever Congress is in power all is not well with governance in those states,” he said, to loud cheers from the workers.
Thank You People of Tripura. Finally, Communists backbone is broken in Tripura. One of my Dream come True in TripuraElection2018.
-Oppressed #Tripura Tribals
-Support B'deshis, Rohingya
-Killed RSS/BJP Workers
-Raped Woman for reject CPM
-Muslim barred from Mosque for supporting BJP
-No India History in Schools
I waited for #TripuraElection2018. Backbone broken. Thanks Tripura pic.twitter.com/u1BDHpZWCI
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) March 3, 2018
Source: Times of India