Agartala: Terming the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura as a ‘historic one’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his party has lightened a lamp of progress and prosperity in the state.
While addressing a gathering at the oath-taking ceremony of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, the Prime Minister said, “Today is a historic day for Tripura. It feels like the state is celebrating Diwali. We are lighting the lamp of progress and prosperity. There is new vigour and enthusiasm here”.
“In the history of India, there are some elections that will always be discussed. The 2018 Tripura elections will be one such example. People will continue to discuss these polls,” he added.
Terming BJP a people-friendly party, the Prime Minister said they will ensure development in the state.
“Those in the opposition in Tripura today have been in power for long. They surely have a lot of experience. Ours is a new and fresh team. In the age too, our team is younger,” Prime Minister Modi said.
“They have Anubhav, we have Umang and Utsah. We have to work together for the progress of Tripura,” he added.
The Prime Minister further assured complete support to the new Government of Tripura and said, “Tripura’s dreams are the BJP’s dreams as well.”
“Good governance, Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, people’s participation, we hold these principles in high regard,” he added.
He also expressed gratitude to the people of the North Eastern state for giving the mandate to the party in the assembly election.
Apart from the Prime Minister, former chief minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar, Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh were also present at the oath ceremony here.