By-elections in Tripura to mark the end of the BJP: Trinamool’s Abhishek Banerjee

After participating in a road show on Tuesday, Trinamool Congress National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee stated that the by-elections for four assembly seats on June 23 would mark the beginning of the end of the BJP’s rule in Tripura, with the assembly elections due next year.

Mr. Banerjee, speaking at an election rally in Agartala, the state capital, said: “We (the BJP) have the backing of the people, while you (the BJP) have the Enforcement Directorate, the CBI, and the Income Tax Department. Because they didn’t want me to come here (Tripura), the CBI selected this day (Tuesday) to question my wife (Rujira Narula Banerjee).”

“No force, however, will be able to stop us. We don’t want ‘are gunda’ (goons at the door); we want duare sarkar (guards at the door) (government at the doorstep). Delhi would not rule Tripura, but by the people of Tripura, “He went on to say.

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In response to former Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s resignation, the Trinamool politician said that a change of face would not prevent the BJP from losing the 2023 assembly elections.

Attacks and atrocities against opposition supporters, commonplace in Tripura under Mr. Deb’s tenure, have continued, he claims, even after Manik Saha took over as Chief Minister a month ago.

“The BJP was terrified when the Trinamool began political action in Tripura in August last year. Mamata Banerjee is feared by not just the BJP, the CPM, and Congress. We come to Tripura to beat the BJP in the same way that we did in Bengal. No power can stifle TMC’s spirit, “he said

Mr. Banerjee, accompanied by party leaders from Bengal and Tripura, said that 35 years of Left government, five years of Congress control, and almost four years of BJP administration had put a halt to Tripura’s progress and robbed the people.

“Now is the moment to allow the Trinamool Congress to carry out real development in a state like Bengal,” Mr. Banerjee said, telling the crowd that he would return on June 20 to campaign for the party.

“I will be here (Tripura) within an hour if you phone me. The Trinamool Congress will expand its political base not only in Tripura but also in Assam and Meghalaya, “According to the Lok Sabha party member.