Abhishek Banerjee, Bhunia to address meet in Tripura today
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee along with veteran leaders of the party will address a gathering at Tripura on Friday.
Mukul Roy, MP and former Congress leader who recently joined Trinamool, Manas Bhunia will be addressing the meeting which will be held at Rabindra Bhavan on Friday.
This will be a second meeting of the party after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a mammoth rally in Tripura recently. There was overwhelming response from people then.
The political environment in Tripura began to change after Congress MLAs joined Trinamool making it the principal Opposition party.
The party will contest in the Assembly election scheduled to be held in 2018.
Trinamool Congress renewed its venture to penetrate other states after the party obtained all India status by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Tripura is under the rule of CPI(M) for over a decade under the leadership of Manick Sarkar.
Sarkar, a politburo member had criticised the alliance between Congress and CPI(M). Tripura became a CPI(M) stronghold under Nripen Chakraborty.
It was learnt that Trinamool leaders would highlight the development issues in Friday’s meeting.
The party proposes to set up its units in the grassroots level and meetings will be held with the local leaders.
Trinamool leaders alleged that under CPI(M) rule, no development in the state had taken place. There are no job opportunities and the tribal people are becoming poorer each passing day.
On the contrary, the government in Bengal has taken up several schemes to benefit people belonging to SC and ST categories.
There are schemes for the minorities and the backward classes. Party leaders hope that the party would be able to work with the masses.
It is virtually a one man show in Tripura and that is Manick Sarkar. He has personal contacts and his political image is very clear.
Trinamool leaders said the party would highlight the areas where development had not taken place to woo the people.