Mamata Banerjee will leave for Tripura visit today
Banerjee had given the call to bring Trinamool Congress government replacing that of CPI(M)’s in Tripura after its success in West Bengal in 2011. The Assembly polls in Tripura are scheduled in 2018.
Thus, the Trinamool Congress supremo is all set to start her journey on Monday to bring in her government in another Left-ruled state where six dissident MLAs of Congress had joined Trinamool Congress making it the main Opposition party in the state.
Banerjee’s visit to the state has come up as a major development point when several rebel Congress leaders were ready to leave the party and join Trinamool Congress. “Pariborton” and “Maa Mati Manush” were the terms were the slogans to bring a change of guard in West Bengal in 2011.
The similar slogans have already managed to get a major space in the political scenario of Tripura.
Thus, a huge turnout at Vivekananda Stadium commonly known as Astabal Math in Agartala is expected by the leaders of Trinamool Congress in Tripura.
Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who was in Tripura for the past two days, said that it would be a record turnout on Tuesday as people from even distant places will come to listen to Banerjee.
Though Roy didn’t say much if there is possibility of any heavy weight leader joining the party on Tuesday, sources said that some Congress leaders will join Trinamool Congress in the presence of Banerjee.
Sudip Ray Burman, who had led the rebel Congress leaders and was later elected as the leader of the Legislature Group of Trinamool Congress, said people of all ages will come to listen to Banerjee.
Specially, the youth who had been deprived of proper training facilities for various sectors and jobs, will be attending the meeting. Not only the people of Tripura but the entire world had seen the development that West Bengal had witnessed in the past five years.
Now the same will take place in Tripura with the change of guard here as well under the leadership of Banerjee.
Banerjee will be leaving the city in a flight at 3.50 pm on Monday and she will return the next day evening after addressing the rally.
An elaborate arrangement has been made in the stadium to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the rally.
A team comprising 22 officers to ensure security of Banerjee reached Agartala on Sunday morning.
They held a meeting with the local police station. Sources said that there will be a joint inspection of the venue on Monday morning.