400 TMC members join BJP in Tripura
Four hundred Trinamool Congress members, including 16 of the total 65 state committee members of the TMC, have joined the BJP in Tripura on Thursday.
The TMC members who joined the saffron party also include former chairman of the Tripura unit of Trinamool Congress, Ratan Chakraborty.
The President of Tripura unit of BJP, Biplab Deb and Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain, jointly handed over the saffron party flag to Chakraborty.
BJP is the only political party in the country, which attached maximum importance to develop the backward north eastern region. I have full confidence that BJP would be able to free the state from the clutches of CPI-M and form a government in the 2018 elections to give relief to the people , Chakraborty said