CPI-M in Tripura not respecting democratic federalism: BJP

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CPI-M in Tripura not respecting democratic federalism: BJP

Agartala, April 3 (IANS) The BJP on Monday accused the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of not respecting democratic federalism besides misuse and non-utilisation of central funds by the Left government in Tripura.

While talking to the media, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Tripura unit President Biplab Kumar Deb said the CPI-M did not even follow court verdict.

“How the Left Front runs its government in Tripura through illegal means was proved by the judgement of the Supreme Court which cancelled the jobs of 10,323 government teachers,” Deb said.

The BJP leader said central ministers, including Radha Mohan Singh and J.P. Nadda, highlighted the failure of the state government in many sectors and non-utilisation and misuse of central funds.

Tripura’s ruling CPI-M on Sunday alleged that BJP’s central ministers were spreading misinformation about the Left government in the state in a bid to dislodge it.

“BJP’s central ministers visiting Tripura almost every week provide imaginary facts (about) the Left government,” CPI-M central committee member Bijan Dhar told reporters on Sunday evening.

“The central ministers’ slandering is part of their efforts to dislodge the Left government unethically,” Dhar said adding that there was an attempt “to build an economic blockade” against Tripura.

He said the party’s state committee decided on Saturday and Sunday to campaign against the central government’s undemocratic steps over the coming months.

“After the victory in Uttar Pradesh, some leaders can dream that they can wash away Tripura’s Left parties. This is a distant dream only,” the CPI-M state Secretary said.

“When the CPI-M has been demanding 200 days of work in a year in MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act), the BJP government is trying to scuttle the scheme.”

He accused the BJP of trying to break other political parties on religious and economic lines.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.