Reiterating the importance of Bharatiya Janata Party’s massive victory in the Communist bastion of Tripura, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told party MPs that their win was not merely electoral, but rather an ideological one.
Modi said party leaders must not look at Tripura as a small state just because of its tiny geographical area, but instead they must congratulate themselves for the fact that they could unseat Manik Sarkar’s incumbent Left front after their rule spanning over two decades.
The Prime Minister was speaking to BJP MPs at a Parliamentary Party meeting when he said that his party leaders must never consider any state less important than others and must treat them all equally as integral parts of India.
He explained that the fact that they won the state by convincing people of Tripura to reject CPI-M’s 25-year rule proves that this was an ideological victory for BJP. He highlighted the fact that the Left has now been reduced to just one state, Kerala, to show how they are fading away into oblivion from political relevance in India.
Modi’s speech was met with jubilant applause and loud slogans of, “Jeet humari jaari hai, ab Karnataka ki baari hai” (Our victory spree continues, it’s Karnataka’s turn now).