C Times, 4th July 2017, Agartala
After the success of its Congress-mukt India campaign in Assam and Manipur, BJP is set to shift gears to a Left-mukt campaign in the Northeast’s only Left-ruled state, Tripura, which goes to polls next year.
In the campaign of Left-mukt, Central Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste arrived here on Tuesday on a two-day visit to streamline BJP’s strategy for next year’s Assembly elections.
Faggan Singh Kulaste (born 18 May 1959) is Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and a member of the 16th Lok Sabha. He represents the Mandla constituency of Madhya Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party. He was Minister of state in Vajpayee Ministry from 1999.
State BJP observer, Sunil Deodhar received him in Airport. Faggan Singh Kulaste was meet State BJP President and other leaders.
The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare will be attending programme organised by BJP Tripura for next two days. Minister also doing Pravas of at last ten booths, said BJP state observer Sunil Deodhar.
Deodhar also added “It is only possible for BJP that a Central Minister is working booth level. It’s just begging, after the Presidential election, the centre will give 100% for defeat communist.”
Earlier, BJP President Amit Shah and other high profile leader were visited in Tripura. In the visiting time, Amit Shah told, “While Communists have been wiped out in the world, Congress has been wiped out in India and they are our rivals. I am sure BJP will form the nest govt. in the state.”
He also added at this time, “The BJP’s growth in the state has been amazing.”
Kulaste’s name had figured in the 2008 cash-for-vote scandal. He was jailed for two months over a sting operation exposing what was called the cash-for-vote before the trust vote of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA govt. in 2008. However, a court in Delhi had acquitted him in the case.