BY TC News Desk
Agartala: August 22. Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Tuesday criticized Congress leaders, terming them as ‘dramatist.Addressing state level workshop on IT and Social Media, Chief Minister Dr Saha, “All the Chief Ministers of the Northeast region acknowledge that we now feel that we are now included with the mainstream of India. Previous governments pursued a divide-and-rule strategy, neglecting this region. However, the Northeast has now progressed comprehensively”, he said.
In an oblique reference to Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman, Dr. Saha said, “A Congress leader said that old friends should return. I would advise them not to pay heed to such theatrical statements, as they hold no merit. Such individuals are akin to cockroaches, frequently switching parties for personal gains. They entered politics primarily for self-interest, not for the welfare of the people. The public lacks faith in them and will not be swayed. Their talent for drama is commendable; they could easily find employment in Mumbai.”
Dr. Saha highlighted that the public had limited alternatives, with the Congress serving as the only alternative to the CPIM.
“This is why some have aligned with the Congress. Unfortunately, the Congress is associated with disorder, while the CPIM has a history of coercion, electoral manipulation, sexual assault, and violence. The CPIM practices a use-and-discard approach to politics. The Emergency imposed during the Congress era and the CPIM’s entire tenure were dark periods,” he added.