Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said that of Tripura has the potential to become a model state of the country. Shah added that Communists, who have been ‘wiped out from the world’, are still ruling the state. The BJP president, who was in Tripura’s Agartala, further expressed confidence of forming government in the state in future. “Tripura has potential to become a model state of the country,” Amit Shah said. Further, speaking on Triple Talaq issue, Shah said: “The practice of Triple Talaq infringes upon the constitutional rights of muslim women.” Shah added: “For the past 25 years Tripura is experiencing an atmosphere of corruption where law and order situation has virtually collapsed and women are not safe.” Speaking on party’s plans, BJP chief did not rule out the possibility of forging an alliance with other non-Left political parties, but said it was concentrating more on strengthening its own base. Shah added that more than 65 per cent of people in the state are living below the below the poverty line (BPL). The BJP chief further said that more than 25 per cent people do not have access to safe drinking water in the state.
“Marxist violence and vindictiveness cannot stop the BJP’s rise in the state. BJP will gain more ground if the ruling party continues to let loose its terror,” he said. Reponding to a question into the chit fund scam, Shah said, “There is no point asking for a CBI probe into the multi-crore scam. (Tripura) Chief Minister Manik Sarkar could himself ask for CBI probe on moral ground as the poor people were looted by ponzi firms.” He appealed people of Agartala to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Vikas Yatra’. “BJP will form the next government in Tripura and the battle will not be a tough one because the Communists have withered away from the world, while the Congress has almost been reduced to a microscopic party,” Shah said in Agartala. “If the BJP is voted to power in 2018 Assembly elections, the new government would implement recommendations of seventh central pay commission to the state government employees,” he said.