BJP hails revocation, credits Modi

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NEW DELHI: The BJP on Thursday hailed the Tripura government’s decision to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives security forces sweeping powers and judicial immunity in conflict-hit areas. “It’s a welcome move and we appreciate the decision of the Tripura government,” BJP leader Sunil Deodhar  said.

However, he credited the Narendra Modi government for this move, which he said forced the Left Front government to revoke the AFSPA. “Due to development activities initiated by the Modi government in the northeastern region, a positive atmosphere has been created there and this forced Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to take this decision,” Deodhar said.

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