As part of BJP ruled Tripura’s outreach activities, TMC’s general secretary Abhishek Banerjee will visit the northeastern state on Monday, where the party claims to have a considerable base of support. Banerjee is the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the de facto No. 2 figure in the party. It was triggered by the police “arrest” of the election strategist Prashant Kishor’s IPAC team in the hotel room of Agartala The day after the dispute, COVID19 was quoted.
The incident prompted consecutive visits to Tripura by TMC leaders, including West Bengal Ministers Bratya Basu and Malay Ghatak, and TMC MP Derek O`Brien, who condemned company professionals for “illegal detention of children.” According to TMC sources,
Banerjee will pray at the Tripureswari Temple in Agartala during the day, hold meetings with party members, and speak to the media in the afternoon.
The elections in the Northeast States are scheduled for 2023. Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Deputy Leader of the Rajya Sabha TMC, told PTI: “Abhishek will lead the party’s trip to Tripura where Bangladeshis and other communities support us, our leader Mamata Banerjee. They are of great help to the governance of Biplab Debled BJP. Frustrated by his performance. “
The “overwhelming victory of the TMC in West Bengal on the face of BJP blitzkrieg” has encouraged a majority of Bengali voters in Tripura to pledge their support for Mamata Banerjee, the parliamentarian said.
Abhishek Banerjee is hugely popular among the Tripura electorate — youth and women in particular. He will develop the road map of our Tripura journey, he added. Veteran TMC leader and Lok Sabha MP Sougata Roy asserted that “Abhishek’s visit will be the prelude to the storm that will be boosted by our supremo Mamata Banerjee in Tripura in the near future”.
Making light of the visit by TMC national general secretary, Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh indicated that the Mamata Banerjee-driven party has no base anywhere outside this state. “In the past, too, the TMC had made futile attempts to gain a foothold in Tripura. They (TMC leaders) are still day dreaming… People of Tripura, including Bengalis, stand solidly behind the BJP. The TMC should shield its flock in Bengal, where the BJP has gained its assembly tally to 77 from just three, he added.