He said the CPI-M regime had developed complacency that they would never be ousted from the power. This was because they always had an "understanding" with the Congress and thus, Prime Minister said, he did not know why Congress party is staging a 'drama' by pretending that they too want to contest elections in Tripura.
He described Congress as the "vote cutter" party which is only trying to help the CPI-M."Both the CPI-M and the Congress are the same....They had understanding in West Bengal too," he cautioned the voters. Mr Modi said one BJP polling booth worker Madhu Deb was killed recently. Similarly, he said since last one year itself at least 10 BJP workers were killed by the communist cadres in different incidents."The moment the Left cadres resort to violence....this only reflects their frustration," Prime Minister said adding time has come for the ouster of the CPI-M led dispensation.
"Unka kursi jane wali hae (Their power will be going away soon)," Mr Modi said.Santirbazar assembly seat in South Tripura is a tribal dominated constituency.BJP has fielded Pramod Reang while the Left candidate is from CPI - Manindra Reang.The Congress nominee from the seat is Baneti Reang.In fact, Santirbazar is a known Left bastion as Manindra Reang has been winning the seat since 2003, 2008 and also in 2013. In 2013 the victory margin in favour of the CPI was 3756.(UNI)