Manik Sarkar was most corrupt CM : Biplab
By Our Correspondent, 09/09/2018, Agartala

Biplab Deb completed six months in office as chief minister today. Speaking with reporters in national capital he listed his two main achievements. He said, I will name two big achievements: ending the drug menace in Tripura and stopping atrocities against women. Under the earlier regime, no cases of crime against women were registered. So as to save their reputation and present a clean record, they simply did not accept any complaint. Rape, eve teasing and dowry deaths were rampant. When we came to power, our first motive was to ensure women’s safety.

 If a woman is able to walk freely, we believe it is a good society to live in. Regarding the impact of state poll results in Bengal he stated, Tripura results will have 100 per cent impact on West Bengal. The BJP win here could happen in just two and a half years. We were at 1.5 per cent vote share (in 2013 assembly polls) and we clocked 44 per cent in this assembly polls. For us it was a big jump in a short time. CPI(M) was a cadre-based party; to counter them we were very organised and gave I-cards to even Panna-level workers. Launching a scating attack on his predecessor he claimed Manik Sarkar was the most corrupt CM. He tried to destroy the state.

No one ever believed that Sarkar was behind all this. He looked like a sant (saint) — sitting coyly with folded hands but just like in a movie, sometimes you have such characters with a haul of sone ka biscuit (gold biscuits) behind their back. Now people are getting the real picture. Regarding the recent controversies on recruitment process he presented the real picture. We had to reverse the policy of the old government. We will recruit for TPSC under the new policy. We do not know the reality of the old regime. They had no merit, no transparency, only manipulation. The moment we brought a new hiring policy, the commission put out the advertisement without consultation. I had no choice but to cancel it, he went on to add in Delhi.