Northeast Tripura

TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee to hold roadshow in Tripura

Trinamool Congrees (TMC) on Friday announced to that its national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee will lead the party’s first roadshow in Agartala on September 15.

TMC has geared up and made all possible means to make their presence in Tripura politics before 2023 Tripura Assembly election.

According to TMC, several parliament members and legislators from Bengal will accompany Abhishek to the north-eastern state for the mega rally next week. At least 43 of 60 seats in the state are in control of the BJP and its allies.

TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh said, “Abhishek will lead the roadshow in Agartala.”

After their third consecutive victory in West Bengal, TMC is trying to spread their wings in the northeastern states. TMC is trying to create a political space in Tripura and Assam.

The TMC leader’s plan to visit Tripura comes in the wake of increasing clashes between workers of the BJP and CPI(M), which ruled the state from 1978 to 1988 and again from 1993 to 2018.

Ghosh said, “The BJP has been intentionally attacking CPI(M) workers since last week to divert people’s attention from the rise of TMC. But the strategy will not work. We are fully sympathetic towards the CPI(M) workers and support their struggle. However, we urged them to vote for us and oust the BJP. “

On the other hand, former Tripura CPI(M) state secretary Baijan Dhar asked Left supporters to vote for TMC, Bengal’s ruling party making a mockery of the current situation.

“We are not opposed to any party holding rallies in Tripura but TMC leaders should not drag electoral politics into the current situation. They should have sympathy for our workers who are facing attacks every day. This is not the time to talk about election,” Dhar asserted.

Recently, Tripura has been witnessing political violence between BJP and CPI(M). BJP workers burnt vandalised a newspaper office in Agartala and burnt down the vehicles parked in the office area. Some journalists of the newspaper office were also assaulted.

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