Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Saturday said that the BJP-led NDA government has utterly failed to provide jobs to youth and protect the farmers’ interest and instead, serving the millionaires.
“After coming to power 15 months ago, the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government had promised to provide jobs to one crore youth but it has completely failed,” Sarkar said after unfurling the tricolour at the Assam Rifles ground here.
The 69th Independence Day was observed across the state, with a variety of colourful functions and programmes, including sports and cultural events.
“As the central government failed to take care of the farmers and their interest, the suicide of peasants continued with greater dimension,” Sarkar said.
“Forgetting its pre-poll assurances to the people, the government is busy in serving the millionaires… taking steps one after another to open a flood gate for foreign investment,” he added.
Sarkar, a Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member, in his 40-minute speech, said that the central government is also privatising the profit making public sector undertakings.
“After assuming office, Prime Minister Narandra Modi had said that his government would curb corruption and good days are ahead but the experience of people is acutely opposite,” he remarked.
“Tripura is now a leading state in the country in literacy, health, governance, providing services to poor and implementing various central schemes,” the chief minister said, adding that the state government had to struggled a lot to get its due share from the central government.