Sunil Deodhar

New Delhi:  BJP’s National Executive member and Tripura State in-charge Sunil Deodhar called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi on Wednesday. This was their first meeting after the BJP conquered the bastion of communists in the month of March.

Sunil Deodhar apprised the Prime Minister of how the party led to this mammoth victory. Modi gave a patient hearing to Deodhar and looked curious to how the party turned the table in Tripura. Deodhar also briefed the Prime Minister on how the incumbent Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma are striving hard to implement the agenda of Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikaas in Tripura.

The BJP-led Tripura Govt will be completing its 100 days on 16th of this month. Deodhar also expressed his commitment for the party’s victory in Tripura, in the upcoming general elections of Lok Sabha.

During this meeting, Deodhar presented Modi Risha, a scarf wore by the indigenous people of Tripura and a bamboo crafted idol of Maa Durga by artisans of Tripura. Modi appreciated the artistic work and wished a bright future to the artisans of Tripura.

Sunil Deodhar’s has paid off with a historic win for BJP in Tripura, where Manik Sarkar and the Left seemed invincible.

Loaned to BJP in 2005, the RSS pracharak reached out to people through his NGO, My Home India, which works for the rehabilitation of migrant children. Deodhar ensured that Union ministers visited frequently, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah also made several trips.

Originally from Maharashtra, Deodhar was in charge of Varanasi when Modi contested the seat in the 2014 general election. Shah then assigned him the difficult task of Tripura.

When Deodhar took charge of Tripura, it seemed a Herculean task. Only one of the 50 BJP candidates had saved his security deposit in the last election, and the party finished with a meagre vote share of 1.5%. It also had to dent the state’s strong CPM base.

Deodhar spent 15 days every month in the State and learnt the Kokborok language, which helped strike a chord with the community that forms about 31% of the State’s population.

The party has won all 20 ST-reserved seats in the state. BJP’s first priority, he said, will be “restoration of law and order and develop confidence among women”.