Trinamool Congress (TMC), which recently re-inducted Mukul Roy into its party ranks, is eyeing Tripura now.
Veteran politician Mukul Roy, who was the national vice president of the BJP, recently quit the saffron party and re-joined the TMC.
Mukul Roy was one of the founding members of the TMC.
“TMC will rescue Tripura from the misrule of BJP,” Tripura TMC president Ashish Lal Singh said.
He informed that the party is working to expand its base at the grass-root level.
“Within a couple of weeks, TMC will begin its functioning in Tripura in a full-fledged manner,” Ashish Lal Singh said.
“People in Tripura are fed up with the three years of misrule of the Biplab Deb-led BJP Government in the State,” he added.
He further said that workers from the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M in Tripura are joining the TMC in large numbers after Mamata Banerjee secured a landslide victory in West Bengal despite tall claims of the BJP.
According to reports, several top-level BJP leaders in Tripura are in talks with the TMC leadership “to oust Biplab Kumar Deb led corrupt and vindictive government from power”.
Notably, speculation have been running thick and fast since the last two years, that many BJP MLAs are in conflict with Tripura CM Biplab Deb, after he removed senior party leader Sudip Roy Barman from the cabinet.
Moreover, rift seems to have deepened further within the ranks of BJP in Tripura, after Manik Saha, a former Congressman, was appointed the State BJP president.
There seems to be a growing dissidence amongst the BJP leaders and workers in Tripura.
The TMC, on the other hand, seems to be looking to take advantage of the growing dissidence amongst the BJP leaders and workers and expand its base in Tripura ahead of the State elections in 2023.