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Bangladesh link will bring investment to Tripura: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah. File image.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah. File image.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said there would be a lot of investment in Tripura in the coming days due to dozens of road and rail projects and international waterway connectivity with Bangladesh. The work of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link was progressing at a rapid pace, he noted.

Mr. Shah made the remark while addressing Tripura’s 50th Statehood Day celebrations through videoconferencing.

“The Tripura government has made great efforts to bring peace and stability. Today, instead of extremism, infiltration, blockades, drugs, arms trafficking, corruption and communal tension, Tripura is now moving towards development, connectivity, infrastructure, sports, investment, and promotion of organic farming,” he observed.

‘Deprived of development’

The Communists’ regime left no stone unturned to make Tripura a backward State, and violence against its rivals remained their politics. “Governments were never run from the point of view of development and an important Sate like Tripura was deprived of development for two decades. But our government came to power in Tripura with a full majority keeping faith in Mr. Modi, and today Tripura is moving on the path of development. In these two decades, more than 450 workers of our party were attacked, many people lost their lives, remained destitute in their own State, in their own country as refugees. But today all these efforts have begun yielding results and Tripura has started moving on the path of development,” he stated.

After the formation of the government, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched a drug-free Tripura campaign and took strict action against drug smuggling that was taking place with the support of the previous State government, he said.


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