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Left politicizing development, allege Central ministers

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Agartala, Feb 22 : Union minister for heavy industries and skill developments Rajib Pratap Rudi and the MOS for urban development Babul Supriyo expressed dissatisfaction over the absence of the state ministers in the Digi-Dhan Mela and accused the Left Front government for politicizing the developments works.

The ministers were visiting the state to attend the Digi-dhan Mela aimed at popularising the cash less or less cash transactions but none of the ministers attended the mela reportedly citing their preoccupation as state assembly session is going on.

Addressing a joint press conference in the state head quarter of the BJP the two ministers said the Left Front government often alleges about many problems which could be sorted out instantly through discussions. But the state government showed no interest in discussing with the visiting ministers.

Criticizing the Left Front government for politicizing the development Mr Rudi claimed the central government headed by Prime Minister rendra Modi never do politics with developments.

Citing instances of how the Left Front government is politicizing the developments he said the state government organised the Digi-dhan Mela fully funded by the centre but not a single picture of the Prime Minister figured in the entire mela ground.

He said the central government is coming out with many more new projects for development of north-east and urged the state governments to fully utilise these facilities.

He said the central government has allotted Rs 54 crore for Tripura under Pradhanmantri Kushal Vikah Yoga which will ensure employment for a large number of unemployed youths.

Stressing need for encouraging cash less or less cash transactions he said it is not the smart phone but smart people are the primary requirement for implementation of this project. He said cash less transaction is the best weapon to fight against the tax evaders and to elimite the intermediaries who are the main cause for artificial hike in prices of the commodities.

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