New Delhi, Feb 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick-started the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign for Tripura Assembly elections addressing rally in state capital Agartala on Thursday. Speaking at the public gathering PM Modi launched a blistering attack on the Manik Sarkar-led Left government in the northeastern state and appealed people to vote the BJP to power.

“People of Tripura have suffered for 25 years due to the misrule of Left party. I urge people of the state to remove them from power. Communist Party does not believe in ‘gantantra’ they believe in violence gun-tantra,” PM Modi said at rally held in Shanti Bazar area of Agartala.

Questioning the state government over not implementing the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission, PM Modi said if voted to power, the BJP will build a “new and modern Tripura”. Voting for 60-seat Tripura Assembly is scheduled to be held on February 18 and results will be declared on March 3.

“What is the reason that Left government in Tripura is neither ensuring the minimum wages and nor implementing the recommendations of seventh pay commission,” PM Modi asked.

“We want to enhance connectivity in Tripura. In our journey to build a ‘New India’, we also want to build a modern and new Tripura,” he added.