Tripura polls:Sitaram Yechury pulls up Rahul Gandhi for targetting Left

Rahul Gandhi

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday hit back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after he alleged that the central funds to Tripura for development are being diverted to the state''s ruling party fund. Taking a jibe at Gandhi, Yechury said that he speaks the same thing in all the states that he visits.

"Rahul Gandhi has said the same thing in all the states that he visited. And the result of all the states is before the people of the country. It is good for us that he visited Tripura because the results that took place in Bihar, UP and Gujarat is going to be repeated here.

He underscores the same facts and speaks the same thing everywhere," said Yechury."The question is that the funds provided by the Centre are not the estate of a family or anybody else. The Central Government has to give money to all the states as per constitutional norms," he added.Yechury further said the Congress Vice President should go and ask Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh who has said it both inside the Parliament as well as outside that in comparison to all the other states of the country Tripura is the only state where the central funds are spent for public welfare.

Addressing an election rally in Agartala on Monday, Gandhi urged the people here to oust the CPI-M in the February 14 state assembly polls so that they could enjoy the benefit of good governance."The level of development that should have taken place here is not there. Do you agree on this? CPM has ruled here for 20 years. If you go to other places of the country such as Delhi, Maharashtra you will find that the nation is moving ahead with great force. Because the power has been vested in the hands of the common man. And when the common man is given decision-making power, the state moves forward," Gandhi told an election rally in Sipahijala district.

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