Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the more Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee visits Assam and Tripura, the more it will benefit the BJP.
He further said that he will welcome Banerjee by rolling out a red carpet.
“I’ll welcome didi on the red carpet because if TMC comes, Cong, UDF vote will get distributed which will be beneficial for BJP. So I welcome Mamata ji in Assam. As both Cong, TMC is a similar party. The more they fight, the more BJP will be benefited,” Sarma told reporters on Sunday.
CM Sarma’s comments come at a time the TMC is trying to make in-roads in the Northeast.
He said that the votes of Congress and AIUDF will get distributed if Mamata Banerjee comes to Assam, benefitting the BJP.
Taking a dig at the post-poll violence in West Bengal, chief minister Sarma said that polls in Assam and Bengal took place at the same time but not a stone was pelted at any house in Assam.
In Bengal, the court had to order a CBI probe, he added.
Mamata has repeatedly expressed confidence in her party’s ability to win Tripura saying “we will win Tripura next”.
TMC has kicked off a membership drive in Assam entrusting Congress turncoat Sushmita Dev with the job.
The party celebrated the foundation day of its student wing, the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) in Tripura on Saturday.