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A Congress-mukt Bharat is not impossible. In fact it is very easy to achieve. All it needs is aggressive, new parties to replace it.
Widespread corruption plagued the Tripura under the government led by Manik Sarkar, who is otherwise known for his clean image.
The BJP’s perceived rise as the principal opposition party is the result of two simultaneous pushes – from the ground up, and from the top leadership.
Despite CM Manik Sarkar’s clean image, voters see BJP as a possible alternative to the ruling CPI(M), claim state govt is turning a blind eye to corruption. West Tripura/Sepahijala/Gomati districts: The CPI (M) office in Agartala’s Office Lane stands calm, unfazed by the ongoing election frenzy. The party, after all, has been used to coming to power in the state with ease for the past 25 years, with elections offering not much reason to get into frenetic activity. This election, however, is different. The BJP, which has been rapidly spreading its wings in the northeast, has set its eyes on one of the last remaining Left bastions of the country. The party is putting up a formidable and what could be a worrying challenge for the CPI(M). Many voters ThePrint spoke with see BJP as a possible alternative, which has exposed the vulnerabilities of Manik Sarkar-led Left government. However, the fact remains that the...
BJP’s parliamentary board will meet on 27 January to decide on names of candidates; Amit Shah convenes special meeting a day before.
BJP has sought for itself 11 out of 20 tribal seats leaving just 9 for ally IPFT, hopeful of early resolution to the logjam.