Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah has said that Tripura, which is considered as a Marxist bastion, will be set on the path of development if BJP is voted to power in the upcoming Assembly elections.His remarks came at a rally at a school playground at Dhalai district in the north-eastern Indian state on Sunday. Shah said: “BJP will pave the way for a rapid transformation of the state into a developed one by creating employment opportunities, constructing state-of-the-art infrastructures and providing facilities for education and health service. "Our Prime Minister motivates by these words, ‘reform, perform and transform’ and the upcoming BJP government in Tripura would act upon this motivation to uplift the profile of the state.” “The people of this state have given a considerable amount of time – 25 years to the Left Front for boosting the state’s fortunes. But it has failed to deliver – be it in the field of employment or basic infrastructures like healthcare, education and roads,” he said. Shah asked: “What has the Left Front given to the people of the state? The state has over 0.7 million unemployed youths while 3.7 million people live in this tiny state. Is electricity available in each village for 24 hours? Do farmers get minimum support price for their crops?” “Now it is almost impossible to stop the BJP from forming a government at Tripura as the people are now determined to uproot the Left Front government in the ensuing elections democratically."