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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Udaipur, Gomati district, Tripura on Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election rally in Udaipur, Gomati district, Tripura on Sunday|EastMojo Image
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Tripura: PM Modi slams Left-Cong ‘friendship’ at Centre

Modi castigates grand old party for not mentioning about middle-class people, though they are continuously fighting for the development of the nation, in its poll manifesto

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Udaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Left Front and the Congress, saying that both the parties claim to be rivals in the state but are rather seen holding hands when the Congress is in power at the Centre, at a campaign at Udaipur in Tripura’s Gomati district on Sunday.

Modi, who flew down to the state to campaign in favour of BJP candidates Pratima Bhowmik for West Tripura seat and Rebati Kumar Tripura for East Tripura, was addressing a mammoth rally at the Sports Complex ground in Udaipur.

Castigating the Congress for not mentioning about the middle-class people who are continuously fighting for the development of nation in its manifesto, the PM said: “The BJP always boosted the spirit of middle-class people of India who are playing a transformative role in modernising our society.” He said, for the Congress, governance is to earn whereas, for BJP, governance means to serve the people.

He lambasted the policies and the ‘unholy nexus’ of Congress and the Left governments in Tripura and at the Centre. He said that now the state is widely known across the nation for setting an example by defeating the Left Front after 25 years of ruling in the state.

People have thrown out the CPI-M government after putting faith in the BJP. It is the result of hard work, where within a year; people have seen many changes and initiatives undertaken by the newly chosen government.

Thousands gathered from all eight districts of the state to welcome PM Narendra Modi in Udaipur in Tripura’s Gomati district on Sunday
Thousands gathered from all eight districts of the state to welcome PM Narendra Modi in Udaipur in Tripura’s Gomati district on Sunday
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PM Modi also gave a note on the development process undertaken by the BJP-IPFT government over the last one year. He said over 1.5 Lakh people have received the first instalment of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi and every year over 5.5 lakh small scale workers will receive Rs 6,000 per annum as the state will receive Rs 3,500 crore from the Centre.

He said that the AICC president Rahul Gandhi is afraid of getting defeated from his present seat, that is why with support from the Left Front, he opted to contest from Kerala rather than contesting from states like Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where the Congress is in power. Slamming the Congress, Modi also said the AICC president is afraid of contesting from Punjab because of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.