Countdown to elections has begun, Amit Shah says in Tripura

BJP president Amit Shah. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Agartala, Tripura, India Jan 07, 2018, 11.26 AM (IST)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah sounded the election bugle in Tripura on Sunday and said he was confident that his government will form the government in the state in March.

Amit Shah said the countdown to the assembly elections had begun and that the BJP would launch an attack against the corrupt.

"The countdown has begun. BJP will form the govt here in March. Even if the corrupt goes underground, BJP will dig the earth and bring them out," the BJP chief said at a rally in Agartala.

Amit Shah also spoke about the poor levels of unemployment and the "inadequate" health facilities in the state.

"More than seven lakh people, out of the 37 Lakh population of Tripura, are registered under the unemployment list. The health facilities here are inadequate. This is what was done here in 25 years, the BJP president said.

Amit Shah said he would like to tell the the chief minister Manik Sarkar-led Communist Party of India (Marxist) government that the BJP would not be scared away by violence.

"I would like to tell the Manik govt that BJP will not cower down by violence. The more you spread the mud of violence, the better will the Lotus blossom," the BJP President said.

Tripura goes to polls in February.
 

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The BJP chief sounded the election bugle in Tripura on Sunday and said he was confident that his government will form the government in the state in March