Tripura, Feb 15: The Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb stirred up another controversy after revealing that the former BJP national president Amit Shah plans to establish a BJP govt in neighbouring Sri Lanka and Nepal during a party program in Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan on Saturday.
Deb said that Shah had told a party meeting at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan, during his visit to Tripura on Saturday, that BJP wanted to establish the party and form governments in neighbouring countries after winning all states in India.
“We were talking in the state guest house when Ajay Jamwal (North-East Zonal Secretary of BJP) said that BJP has formed its govt in several states of India, in reply Shah said, Now Sri Lanka and Nepal is left. We have to expand the party in Sri Lanka, Nepal and win there to form a government,” Deb said quoting Amit Shah.
Hailing Amit Shah’s leadership of the BJP, Deb said that it was under him that his party had become the world’s largest party, by breaking the records of Communists, who were known to make claims of being a global party.
“The communist had claimed that their party was the largest in the world, which Amit Shah broke by making BJP the largest party in the world. Deendayal Upadhyaya’s party, Shyama Prasad’s party, Prishtha Pramukh’s party,” Deb added.
He said that the flip-flop government style in Kerela would also end this time as his party has started working in the state to form the government.
The Opposition CPIM and Congress has demanded action and clarification from the central leadership over the claim made by the chief minister of Tripura in a public meeting.
“The CM has given a statement that Amit Shah, while he was the president of their party told them that BJP is on a mission to set up their government in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This means they are interfering in the affairs of the foreign country,” he said.
Reacting to the chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb, state Congress vice-president Tapas Dey said India did not believe in imperialism and fought the same for several years.
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“It is unfortunate that the Chief Minister of Tripura is supportive of imperialism. Both Sri Lanka and Nepal are sovereign countries, and we cannot interfere or do anything about their internal affairs,” Dey said.
This can amount to an anti-national statement made by a chief minister of a sovereign country. “We demand action against him for his anti-national statement,” Dey said.