TNT News | April 16, 2019
Just two days before phase 2 of Lok Sabha Elections in Tripura, Congress party has received another major boost with the joining of Ex-MLA of Trliamura constituency, Ashok Baidya and his followers. He resigned from BJP earlier this year.
As per reports, over 3,500 supporters from ruling Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition CPI (M) joined Congress on Tuesday.
Speaking to TNT- The Northeast Today, Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Vice President Tapas Dey said, “The BJP has been trying its level best to provoke and intimidate the people and voters in the state. the voters and politicians are not fools and they know what is going on. Whatever is happening clearly reflects the decision of the voters as well as supporters”.
Speaking to reporters, Tripura Congress president and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debburman said that Congress is in ‘revital mode’ in Tripura and holds a good potential of victory in the Lok Sabha polls.
“Thousands of people are joining Congress every day. It proves there is hope for Congress and people are disappointed with the Biplab Deb government. Over 3,500 people have joined Congress today”, Pradyot told reporters.
Alleging massive violence in West Tripura constituency which went to polls on April 11, the Congress leader today said he would meet Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sriram Taranikanti and ask him to ensure free and fair elections on Thursday.
East Tripura Lok Sabha constituency will undergo polling in 1645 polling stations spread across 1,349 polling locations from 7 AM on Thursday. 12,61,861 lakh voters including 6.42 lakh male and 6.20 lakh female and 3 persons from third gender are scheduled to exercise their franchise rights.