Keeping an eye on upcoming polls, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed an election rally in Muslim-dominated bordering town of Sonamura in West Tripura. Later in the day, the prime minister will address rally in Kailashahar in North Tripura.
"Tripura wants to achieve new heights of glory. People here aspire for more and better employment opportunities", the prime minister said while addressing a rally.
PM MODI ADDRESSED RALLY IN SONAMURA: AS IT HAPPENED
1:21 pm: We are focussing on 3Ts for Tripura - Trade, Tourism, Training of the youth so that they get opportunities to shine
1:17 pm: At Sonamura rally, PM Modi talks about HIRA -- Highway, Digital Connectivity, Roadways and Airways.
Ab Manik nahi chahiye, Manik se mukti le lo, ab aapko hira chahiye. Hira ka H matlab Highway, I matlab I way(digital connectivity) ,R matlab Roadway, A matlab Airway: PM Modi in Tripura's Sonamura pic.twitter.com/MdHQFPh4Hp— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2018
1:10 pm: Scams like the 'Rose Valley' have ruined the poor in Tripura. Those who looted the poor must be brought to book.
1:07 pm: The government in Tripura has established an atmosphere of fear among the people who speak against them: PM Modi in Tripura's Sonamura
01:02 pm: You people have taught us 'Cholo Paltai' (Lets Change)
12:58 pm: Tripura wants to achieve new heights of glory. People here aspire for more and better employment opportunities.
12:48 pm: The prime minister will be holding rally at the constituency of BJP vice president Subal Bhowmik – next to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s constituency Dhanpur in Sepahijala district in Sonamura College ground.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning in Tripura's Sonamura ahead of assembly elections in the state. pic.twitter.com/pWUV365sSS— ANI (@ANI) February 8, 2018
12:45 pm: As per reports, around 1 lakh people from three districts – Sepahijala, Gomati and South Tripura - are likely to attend the rally.
12:43 pm: Ahead of rallies, tight security arrangements were made in the poll-bound state. Police say to ensure foolproof security, a team of SPG has already arrived in the state and visited the proposed venues.
12:42 pm: PM Modi will make his second visit to the state on February 15 to hold a road show.
12:33 pm: Election for the 60-member Assembly will be held in the state on February 18 and counting of votes will take place on March 3.