AGARTALA, April 9 - Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is hopeful that the State�s tradition of two-cornered electoral contests will remain intact even as Tripura is heading for a multi-cornered battle.
�Tripura has mostly witnessed two-cornered fights and I hope this tradition will continue this time too,� he said.
Deb also praised the BJP manifesto released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday. �This is for the first time that the North East has found place in a national party�s election manifesto as it promises a lot of development in the region,� he said.
The Chief Minister said that the election manifesto promises implementation of the NRC in the country in a phased manner. �Now vested interests will find it difficult to create trouble in the name of agitation against the NRC move. If voted to power, the BJP will safeguard the demography, culture, language and heritage of the North East,� Deb said.
Deb, who spearheaded the BJP�s poll campaign, was speaking to media persons hours before the end of the campaign for the West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency, at the party headquarters here today.
The Chief Minister admitted that the Left is still the BJP�s arch rival in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in Tripura as it has 16 MLAs. Expressing the confidence of winning both the Parliamentary seats, the Chief Minister said voters are determined to bring back Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of the country.