Last week, the BJP has shown its strength in the northeastern state, Tripura where it has got a landslide victory against Manik Sarkar’s CPI (M). But the actual has done by the RSS in the area. The Tripura victory has electrified the BJP’s care across the whole India and also it will help the BJP to do well in the upcoming elections in this year. The landslide victory in the state, it has won 43 of the state’s 60 seats along with its regional ally -last weekend is the crowning jewel in Bharatiya Janata Party’s mission northeast, and Ram Madhav told an interview that with this state they are several steps ahead in their northeast push”.
He was speaking just after Bhartiya Janata Party’s Biplab Deb took the oath as the Chief Minister of Tripura at a star-studded ceremony, with PM Modi, party chief Amit Shah and senior party leaders present. His predecessor, Left front leader Mr. Manik Sarkar, who was the former chief minister of Tripura for the last 19 years, too attended the oath ceremony. On 7th March, Ram Madhav and Mr. Biplab Deb visited Manik Sarkar to invite him to the function.
Ram Madhav said, that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has ideological differences with CPI (M), but for the sake of development of the party can work with experienced persons like Manik Sarkar. He actually dismissed as “Left propaganda”, reports that the BJP supporters indulged in vandalism and violence in the state after the BJP’s victory.
Now saffron flag with its allies is now in power in 6 states out of the northeast’s 7 states. Elections in the 7th, Mizoram, will be held later this year. Ram Madhav said that they will try their best in Mizoram also; once they have won in Mizoram they will have the BJP in the entire northeastern part. Ram Madhav, 58, was actually an RSS Pracharak, who was given the charge of the northeast part after the BJP swept to power in 2014. Since 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party has won assembly elections in Assam also for the first time and set up governments along with regional partners in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
Along with Tripura, elections were also held in Nagaland and Meghalaya and the BJP and its allies managed to form governments there also despite much closer contests. In Meghalaya, the BJP cleverly managed to form the government quickly gathering allies with other local parties. Ram Madhav also mentioned that their result in Christian majority Nagaland was an acceptance of Bharatiya Janata Party is beyond its known territory. He also said that his BJP had expected to do better in Meghalaya, but was happy for coalition partner NPP. The NPP did very well in the state.
However, while taking the oath by Biplab Deb as the new CM in Tripura, Left’s Manik Sarkar was also present. Ram Madhav said that his party is against the Left front but they accepted the working style and honesty of former CM Manik Sarkar. They can work with him without any hesitation.