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Vote for BJP to avail all central welfare schemes, says Yogi in Tripura

The UP chief minister said the communist government had deprived the people of the Centre’s flagship schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Startup India, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, among others.

Tripura Elections 2018 Updated: Feb 14, 2018 11:05 IST
Priyanka Deb Barman
Priyanka Deb Barman
Hindustan Times, Agartala
Tripura elections,Yogi Adityanath,Manik Sarkar
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at the BJP office in Agartala on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Slamming the Left Front government in Tripura for its “25-years of misgovernance”, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath told the audience at an election rally here on Tuesday that if the BJP was voted to power in the state, it would ensure that all welfare schemes of the Centre reach the poor, even in the farthest corner of the Northeastern state.

Adityanath, who arrived in Tripura on Monday to campaign for party candidates, said the Manik Sarkar-led communist government had deprived people of the benefits of the Centre’s flagship schemes such as the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (for small enterprises), Startup India, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (a housing scheme), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (a village roads construction scheme), and Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (for subsidised cooking gas cylinders).

Tripura goes to polls to elect a 60-member assembly on February 18 and the results will be declared on March 3.

“I appeal to the voters to replace the Left government by the BJP this time. If same party is in power in both Centre and the state, development happens rapidly,” said Adityanath while interacting with mediapersons at the BJP headquarters in Agartala.

The BJP leader also promised that if voted to power, the party would implement the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations that were not introduced in Tripura, much like what the party did in Uttar Pradesh after it came to power 10 months ago.

Adityanath denied allegations by the Left parties that law and order had deteriorated in Uttar Pradesh. “Law and order is completely under control. There was no incident of riots and central forces did not have to interfere even once in the newly-formed BJP government’s rule in UP,” he said.

During his two-day visit, the UP chief minister held road shows and addressed several public meetings in different districts of Tripura.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 20:11 IST