West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sent two ministers–Bratya Basu, Moloy Ghatak and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Ritabrata Banerjee to Agartala to secure the release of the detained I-PAC team.

A 22-member team of poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s I-PAC was allegedly put under house arrest in a hotel in Agartala by the Tripura police.

The I-PAC team has been camping in a hotel in Tripura’s Agartala since last week for political assessment for TMC ahead of 2023 state assembly elections.

The team was allegedly not allowed to go out of their hotel for work.

“Our people have been literally put under house arrest for what reason we don’t know. We are looking into the matter,” I-PAC had said on Monday.

TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee had yesterday slammed the BJP government in Tripura.

He said that the BJP is ‘rattled” by the Trinamool’s victory in the Bengal elections, which is why they have kept the I-PAC team under house arrest.

“The fear in @BJP4Tripura before even @AITCofficial stepped into the land, is more than evident! They are so rattled by our victory in #Bengal that they’ve now kept 23 IPAC employees under house arrest. Democracy in this nation dies a thousand deaths under BJP’s misrule!” he said.

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