Agartala: In a major boost ahead of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) polls, over 2,345 supporters, some of them are senior level leaders, of Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and CPI-M have joined the Congress party on Monday.
Speaking with reporters, state Congress chief Pijush Kanti Biswas said that the joining of a large number of supporters from the ruling IPFT party is an indication of the failure of the BJP-IPFT government in state.
“The people are prepared to support the Congress party to giving a tough fight to BJP-IPFT and also to keep the CPI-M out of TTAADC. The government made several promises to the people and now they have failed to keep their word,” Biswas said.
He also said that the joining of the indigenous leaders has strengthened the Congress in ADC and they are hopeful to win a number of seats in the TTAADC polls.
The leaders who have joined the party includes central committee AGS Jiban Krishna Tripura, Ahinta Tripura CEC member, Jatindra Chowdhury divisional vice president of YIPFT, MCC member IPFT, Naphurai Tripura Karen Tripura LCM CPIM, Raju Mohan Tripura BJP leader.
Meanwhile, the PCC also held the extended committee meeting to prepare the master plan for the forthcoming TTAADC elections.
Speaking with the reporters at the end of the meeting, PCC chief Biswas said that the extended committee meeting was held on Monday keeping in mind the ADC election.
“The leaders from the block and district committee remained present in the meeting and discussion of various grounds was made to take a master plan. The selection process for the candidates will begin soon after the announcement of the polls,” Biswas added.