Himanta Biswa Sarma slams Cong. and CPI(M) as Tripura CM Saha files election nomination, declaring that "zero plus zero equals zero"
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, criticized the opposition Congress and Communist Party of India on Monday as he submitted his nomination papers from the Town Bordowali seat with Tripura's Manik Saha (M).
On Sunday, the head of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) arrived in Agartala, the capital of Tripura. Before submitting the nomination, he joined Saha as they paid their respects at the neighboring Durga Mandir.
Sarma, Saha, and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh arrived to the District Magistrate's office amid an orchestra, jubilant fans, and supporters.
He said, "The BJP solely supports the development card; we don't support the contribution card or the violence card."
"The CPI (M) is zero in the globe, and the Congress is a giant zero in the nation. Sarma said, "And zero plus zero equals zero.
The deadline to submit candidacy papers for the Tripura Assembly elections scheduled for February 16 is Monday. Later on in the day, Saha's companion, Rajiv Bhattacharjee, the state party president of the BJP, filed his paperwork to run for the Banamalipur Assembly seat.
"This morning, I received a call from our party president J P Nadda, Prime Minister Ji, and Amit Shah Ji, who all wished me well. What more can I ask for when the chief ministers of Assam and Manipur are here? We'll get more seats this time, Saha predicted.
Biren Singh, the prosperous BJP chief minister of the Northeast, traveled with Saha. "Tripura has developed over the last five years, but more work remains. The Northeast has seen peace restoration. Our success has been built on development, according to Singh.
In the 60-member Tripura Assembly, the BJP is running for 55 seats and has handed its ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura, five seats (IPFT.)
"2018 was a year of terror, whereas 2023 will be a year of harmony. This year's results will be successful, and we'll become the only major party. We've made the decision to go it alone. We will gain six to seven seats this time around compared to last year, Sarma said.
The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) has, in the meanwhile, made public the names of candidates for Tripura's 22 assembly seats.