Amit Shah: Communists are ‘Criminals’, Congress is ‘Corrupt’

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday lashed out at both the Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist), claiming that both parties had abandoned the interests of the people and the state in the election-bound state of Tripura.

Shah said that the BJP-led administration in Tripura cannot be accused of corruption despite the fact that both parties engaged in frauds.

“Communists are criminals, and Congress is corrupt, both have played with the people, the State. Analyze the impacts of around 30 years of the rule of Communists, around 15 years of the rule of Congress and just 5 years of the rule of the BJP, and you will get all the answers,” the Home Minister said while addressing a public meeting here.

Shah pointed out that the BJP has led an open administration in the state that prioritises the needs of the underprivileged.

“Leftists used to do scams and Congress used to do scams, today both have come together. At the same time, no one can level a single allegation of scam on the BJP. BJP has run a transparent government under the leadership of Modi ji, a government which has run the welfare of the poor,” he said.

Asserting that there is no longer any unfairness towards the tribal people, Shah listed the accomplishments of the BJP government in the state.

“Under the BJP government in Tripura, the crime rate in the state has been reduced by 30 per cent. We never targeted any CPM worker but more than 250 BJP workers were killed between 2016-18. I am standing before you after 5 years, I can say with pride that the BJP has changed the 27-year-long misrule of the Communists in the state. The orgy of violence was going on in Tripura for 27 years, BJP did the work of changing it. The injustice that was being done to the tribal brothers and sisters for 27 years, BJP worked to end that injustice,” he said.

“The work of making over 9,000 terrorists in the North East to surrender and affording permanent settlements to the Bru-Reang refugees has been done by the BJP,” Shah added.

The Home Minister remarked that while peace has been achieved in Tripura under BJP government, the process must continue.

“These 5 years have brought peace and prosperity to Tripura. But these 5 years are just not enough, the journey has to continue. If Tripura can develop, it can do so only under the BJP, under PM Modi,” he said.

“We not only worked for the welfare of the tribal people in the State but also brought the 7th Pay commission for the overall development in the lives of the employees,” Shah added.

He further highlighted the government programmes and claimed that the BJP government has made sure that every sector of society was being uplifted both socially and economically.

Shah recalled that the BJP’s “Chalo Paltai” campaign in Tripura in 2018 aimed to improve the situation there.

“In 2018, the BJP gave the slogan ‘Chalo Paltai’ in Tripura, and the people here have made this true by bringing the rule of BJP in the state by making it win with flying colours. Notably, our slogan ‘Chalo Paltai’ was not meant to change the government, but to change the situation in Tripura, for bringing development in Tripura,” he said.

Tripura will go to Assembly polls on February 16. The counting of votes will take place on March 2 along with the votes of Meghalaya and Nagaland. 

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