Many Tripura ministers are corrupt, will be jailed if BJP comes to power: Shah

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2018 09:49:41


UDAIPUR (Tripura),

BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that many Tripura ministers were directly involved in chit fund scams and added that they would be sent to jail if the saffron party wrested power from the CPI(M) in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Addressing a public rally here, Shah said the BJP had demanded a CBI inquiry into the Rose Valley chit fund scam in the north-eastern state and alleged that the Left Front Government did not order a probe to protect their own interest. “The BJP will form the next government here and within a month of that, we will identify those involved in the chit fund scams and corruption. I am sure many ministers are involved in the chit fund scams and they will be sent to jail,” he added.

The BJP chief is on a visit to Tripura, where the Assembly polls are due as the term of the current House is scheduled to come to an end on March 6.
Shah warned the ruling CPI(M) that any attempt by them to trigger violence in the run-up to the polls would not be spared.

“The more they try to spread violence, the more the lotus (BJP’s poll symbol) will bloom,” he said.
The BJP President said the Communists were rejected everywhere in the country but Tripura and claimed that a similar fate awaited the Congress as well.
“Now is the time for the lotus to bloom. Wherever you look, you will only see the lotus. It will bloom in Tripura also,” he added.

Besides Tripura, the CPI(M) is in power in Kerala too.
At another rally in Kulai, Shah said a regime change in Tripura had become inevitable as the incumbent government had failed on many fronts, including combating the crimes against women and unemployment.
He said he had seen a lack of development and instances of corruption in the states ruled by the Congress or Communists and claimed that the BJP-ruled states were ahead of those States in terms of development and being corruption- free.