Centre Assures Full Support To New BJP Government In Tripura: PM Modi

Clay Curtis
March 11, 2018

Jishnu Dev Burman also took oath the Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura.

In reply, the Bangladesh Premier assured the Tripura CM of continued cooperation from Bangladesh. Pointing towards Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas, Modi said the newly elected government by the people of Tripura will serve the people and try to focus on development, good governance, people's participation. They have anubhav, we have umang and utsah. Shah also said development would be ushered in northeast at a very fast pace after the Modi government assumed office.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were present at the swearing-in ceremony, besides Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states - Vijay Rupani (Gujarat), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), Sarbananda Sonowal (Assam), Raghubar Das (Jharkhand).

Modi said, "In the past four years I have come to northeast India more than 25 times - this is much more than what previous Prime Ministers did after independence". He urged both the ruling and the Opposition legislators to work together for development of the state and said Tripura would soon "touch new heights".

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Only a few BJP leaders turned up for oath-taking ceremony in Nagaland and Meghalaya. The two parties secured two-thirds majority in the elections to the 60-member state legislature. The former gym trainer galvanised BJP forces in the state and was rewarded for his perseverance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the BJP's victories in the assembly elections in several northeastern states have created an enthusiasm in the country which has helped in "fostering unity" between the people of the region and the rest of India. People who exercised their franchise and not voted for the BJP were attacked. "This has boosted our confidence even more for 2019", Amit Shah, the president of BJP is quoted saying in a Reuters report.

He said people wanted the government to work for their well-being and prosperity.

Significantly, in the recent assembly elections in Tripura, the BJP won 35 of the 59 in the recently concluded polls, throw out the CPI (M) which won only in 17 assembly constituencies.

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