Agartala: A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has asked Biplab Kumar Deb, the newly sworn-in Chief Minister of Tripura, to get septic tanks of his official residence cleaned before moving in.
Sunil Deodhar, the BJP's national executive committee member and the party's in-charge for Tripura, has also requested Deb to have the septic tanks of all state ministers official residences cleaned before they are occupied.
Though there is no direct link between the recovery of woman's skeleton and Deodhar's demand for getting all septic tanks cleaned, he appeared to be hinting at the possibility of more skeletons being hidden by the CPI-M ministers.
Sunil Deodhar, who is believed to closely associated with BJP's parent organisation the RSS, has claimed that a woman's skeleton was found in septic tank at former chief minister Manik Sarkar's house in 2005.
"These people lived there for 25 years and there have been political murderers, so I've requested Biplab Deb to get septic tanks of all ministers' quarters cleaned before they occupy them," Sunil Deodhar said on Saturday.
Woman's skeleton was found in septic tank at Manik Sarkar's house in 2005.These people lived there for 25 years&have been political murderers, so I've requested Mr. Biplab Deb to get septic tanks of all minister quarters cleaned before they occupy them: Sunil Deodhar,BJP #Tripura pic.twitter.com/oQkvufemAJ
— ANI (@ANI) March 10, 2018
Deodhar also took to Twitter and tweeted how the CPI-M government led by Manik Sarkar deliberately suppressed the matter.
I request @BjpBiplab, new CM of Tripura, to get septic tanks of all minister quarters cleaned before occupying them. It should be recollected that a woman’s skeleton was found in septic tank of Ex CM Manik Sarkar's quarter on Jan 4, 2005 but the case was deliberately suppressed.
— Sunil Deodhar (@Sunil_Deodhar) March 10, 2018
Deodhar, who is widely credited for BJP's victory in Tripura assembly polls, hails from Mumbai.
He had shifted his base to Tripura a little over two years ago to build BJP's campaign against the ruling Left Front government.
52-year-old Sunil Deodhar, a former RSS man, was made the BJP state in-charge of Tripura ahead of the assembly elections.
Deodhar had also worked as a national coordinator of the North East India Communication Cell set up by Nitin Gadkari when the latter was the BJP's national president.
Importantly, Deodhar was also PM Narendra Modi's campaign manager in Varanasi during the 2014 General Elections.
Before that, he worked as BJP's poll strategist from Dahod district in Gujarat in 2013, under the then- CM Modi.
Deodhar had worked in Meghalaya as an RSS pracharak in the past.
Working as state in-charge in Tripura, Deodhar started a campaign named Modi Doot Yojana, which had BJP workers distribute booklets on Modi government schemes in local languages.
Deodhar made a decision to form a pre-poll alliance with Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) in January to contest in tribal majority areas.