Agartala | March 22, 2019
The Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee has demanded that the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb should publicly apologise to the party as well as to former BJP state vice president Subal Bhowmik who recently defected to the Congress party for publicly defaming them without any basis or proof.
TPCC in a letter to the press stated, ” We have found through media reports that BJP’s Tripura Pradesh President and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb used objectionable words like ‘broker’, ‘sly fox’ and ‘thief’ while speaking about the Congress party and return of former BJP Tripura vice president Subal Bhowmik to Congress”.
“The Tripura Pradesh Congress has vehemently condemned the unparliamentary usage of words from the honourable Chief Minister, which is most unbecoming of a leader of his stature. We challenge him to prove in pen and paper any of his allegations or offer an unconditional public apology to the Congress party and Mr. Subal Bhowmik”, TPCC added.
The press statement also stated that defections are a common practice in politics and anyone who wishes to legally join any political party and work according to its Constitution, believing in its ideology, are welcome to do so.
The CM was also quoted in the media to have said that Congress and CPI (M) was involved in nexus and ‘befooled’ people of Tripura. He also said that Congress did its duties as opposition political party for namesake.
To the above statement by the CM, the TPCC said, “We would like to remind the honourable Chief Minister that Congress has raised genuine issues of public interest and opposed CPI (M) during its long tenure of tyranny and oppression and lost hundreds of dedicated Congress-men at the hands of Communist goons, much before his party gained any footing in Tripura’s political landscape. We would like to remind Mr. Deb that Congress was the only political party to have opposed CPI (M) in and out of the Assembly for a very long time and did its duties in the opposition with diligence, honesty and integrity”.
The TPCC also stated that they found the honourable Chief Minister uncourteous, unparliamentary and ignorant of the decorum of dignified speech.
Tripura Congress also warned that it would take the CM’s real face in the public domain and build a massive movement in near future if the CM failed to apologise.