“I along with five other Congress MLAs and my father, former chief minister Samir Ranjan Barman, will join Trinamool Congress after the end of Ramzan next month,” Sudip Roy Barman said.
“We want to fight the Assembly election in Tripura under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. In Tripura, Congress has lost all credibility after it entered into an alliance with CPI(M) in West Bengal. How can you fight against CPI(M) when you have an alliance with them in another state ?” he said.
The development comes a day after TMC general secretary Mukul Roy held a closed-door meeting in Agartala with the six rebel Congress MLAs of Tripura to explore the possibility of inducting them into the party.
The MLAs whom Roy met had a fall out with the Congress high command for criticising the leadership for entering into a tie-up with the Left.