Peo­ple in Tripura are tired of Left govt... they want change

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - NATION - Sm­riti Kak Ra­machan­dran let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEWDELHI: Shortly af­ter the BJP won the 2014 gen­eral elec­tions with an over­whelm­ing ma­jor­ity, Su­nil Deodhar, a Ras­triya

Swayam Se­vak (RSS) pracharak who was the in-charge of Varanasi, the con­stituency in Ut­tar Pradesh that elected Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, found him­self in a new role in Tripura.

As the state-charge of the party in the com­mu­nist bas­tion, Deodhar has since been pre­par­ing for the assem­bly poll that will take place on Sun­day. In a phone in­ter­view from Agar­tala, Deodhar talked of the emer­gence of the BJP as the main op­po­nent to the CPM that has ruled the state for over two decades. Ex­cerpts ad­dress a rally, be­cause he a large fol­low­ing in the state (in the Nath sect) and has been vis­it­ing (the state) since the time he set up the Gorkhnath tem­ple here. other party, then the CPM goons un­leash vi­o­lence.

Peo­ple in the state are tired of this gov­ern­ment un­der whose watch the num­ber of un­em­ployed peo­ple has gone up from 85,000 to 7.5 lakh. (Th­ese are reg­is­tered with the em­ploy­ment ex­change.)

In CM Manik Sarkar’s ten­ure there has been a to­tal col­lapse of sys­tems; take for ex­am­ple the teacher re­cruit­ment. For years no ap­point­ments were made, and even­tu­ally what was done was a scam. Sim­i­larly, in the Rose Val­ley chit fund scam, no ac­tion was taken even though lakhs of peo­ple lost their money. While (gov­ern­ment) em­ploy­ees across the coun­try get ben­e­fits of the 7th pay com­mis­sion, here it has not been im­ple­mented.

While Prime Min­is­ter Modi talks of ga­reeb kalian (wel­fare of the poor), Manik Sarkar’s phi­los­o­phy is to keep the peo­ple poor and there­fore, de­pen­dent on the party. Peo­ple in the state fi­nally have an al­ter­na­tive.

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