Agartala, Feb 10: The CPI (M) politburo member and former chief minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar came down heavily on BJP led government at the centre and state accusing them of adopting divide and rule policy, which created unrest in the society in one hand and slow down the pace of development on the other.
Addressing a gathering here today, Sarkar alleged that none of the poll-promises of BJP in Tripura has been implemented rather they went into the violent tactics to stop opposition, democratic organisations, administration, judiciary, media and common people to raise voice against the misrule.“In 25 years of communist rule, people of Tripura were not faced such suffocating situation what under two years rule of BJP’ in the state is witnessing. Whenever, people opposing the undemocratic, authoritarian and anti-people activities of BJP party or government, police and other investigating agencies are being used against them besides, physical attacks”, Sarkar alleged.He felt that the governance of Tripura has totally collapsed under Biplab Kumar Deb’s rule. Only vendetta politics, campaign of fabricated and distorted stories, communal haterate, violence, mistrust and social tension became prominent in two years rule of BJP-IPFT under Deb. The development works, which had been started by left front, was stopped and there have been a complete chaos across the state.
The decision of the centre to implement Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was done with an aim to divide minority from others and they were deprived of basic rights and subjected to attack, Sarkar said adding, “In last 70 years people have been living with unity and harmony, but now attempts to unrest, unity among people is being made by a section of people.”The CAA had been enacted to create division among Muslims and non-Muslims and to destroy the secular roots of India and warned, “The BJP leaders must remember that number is not the last word. The CAA will further sharpen the communal divide and social polarization and a threat for unity and integrity of country, which will affect socio-economic and political environment of India.”
Criticizing the union budget, he said it has no ray of hope for the larger section of the country when entire nation passing through very tough time. The country has recorded highest unemployment rate, the budget does not uttered any hope for burning problem of the nation.
The value of the Indian currency is declining and the employees are losing their jobs. No new industry is being set up and the existing ones are at the verge of being shut down. The national properties are being handed over to private organisations.(UNI)