With the crisis within the ranks of Tripura BJP deepening further, as many as four top central leaders of the party are slated to arrive in the State on Wednesday.
BJP’s national general secretary – BL Santosh and Tripura in-charge – Vinod Sonkar will reach Tripura on Wednesday afternoon on a two-day visit.
Meanwhile, BJP ‘s organizational general secretary for Tripura – Phanindra Nath Sarma is already camping in Agartala.
The central leaders of the BJP are slated to meet the ‘dissident’ MLAs of the party and resolve the impending crisis within the party’s ranks in the State.
This visit of the central BJP leaders was necessitated following speculations that have been flying thick and fast that many of the saffron party MLAs are all set to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC).
It may be mentioned here that one faction within the Tripura BJP has been in direct conflict with Chief Minister Biplab Deb, ever since he removed senior party leader Sudip Roy Barman from the cabinet in 2019.
Notably, Tripura BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman is a loyalist of Mukul Roy, who recently had quit the BJP and re-joined the TMC.
Infact, Mukul Roy was one of the founding members of the TMC.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress (TMC), which recently re-inducted Mukul Roy into its party ranks, is eyeing Tripura now.
Tripura TMC president Ashish Lal Singh had claimed that 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”.
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.
“Within a couple of weeks, TMC will begin its functioning in Tripura in a full-fledged manner,” Ashish Lal Singh said.