Mamata in Tripura to launch ‘oust CPM’ drive
Aiming to expand the base of Trinamool Congress outside West Bengal, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for Agartala in Tripura where she would address a rally to be attended by dissident Congress MLAs.
Incidentally, Leader of Opposition of West Bengal Assembly and CPI (M) leader, Surjya Kanta Mishra also joined a rally at Agartala on Monday to run a campaign against Mamata Banerjee before she reaches as Banerjee’s visit to Tripura on August 9 to be perceived as to pave way for the defeat of ruling CPI (M) in Tripura.
A senior TMC leader, Mukul Roy who is also joining Banerjee on her visit to Tripura alleged, “law and order have collapsed in the state and people have no safety and security,” against the ruling CPI (M) to oust them from power and free the people of Tripura from their tyranny.
However, the state Left leadership claimed that they are observing solidarity week across the country to highlight Mamata Banerjee's anti-democratic activities in Bengal as she is actually trying to eliminate her opposition parties in Bengal and their polit bureau has decided to highlight how the Bengal Chief Minister is working against the opposition and trying to eliminate them. They are holding rallies in each state to apprise the people about how the ruling party in Bengal has engaged itself in killing leaders of the opposition parties.
Surjya Kanta Mishra visited the state to deliver a lecture on the ‘post-poll violence in West Bengal let loose by TMC workers and leaders’. Reacting to Mishra’s visit, TMC Lok Sabha MP, Mukul Roy said, “Surjya babu is a failed minister, who has performed miserably as state secretary of CPI (M) and in the recently concluded assembly elections.”
Altogether six of the 10 Congress MLAs in Tripura had recently left the party and joined Trinamool Congress enabling it to become the opposition party in the CPI (M) ruled Tripura. Mamata has also made it clear that her party will contest 2018 Assembly elections at Tripura and pose a threat to the ruling CPI (M) there.