Abhishek Banerjee, a member of the Trinamool Congress, will undertake a roadshow in Agartala, Tripura, as part of his party’s efforts to establish itself ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.
The trinamool Secretary of State, Kunal Ghosh, declared “Abhishek Banerjee will lead the roadshow on Agartala.” According to the party, several Bengal MPs and legislators will accompany Mr Banerjee, national general secretary of Trinamool, on the roadshow.
By the 2024 Lok Sabha election, the Trinamool Congress, which easily beat the BJP in Bengal, intends to establish itself as a national power. It does, however, have its job cut out for it in Tripura, where the ruling BJP and its allies hold nearly 40 of the 60 Assembly seats.
The BJP has also set its eyes on Assam, where the party won re-election in April-May. Abhishek Banerjee’s visit follows unrest in Tripura, including fights between BJP and CPM workers. The CPM ruled in power from 1978 to 1988 and again from 1993 until 2018.
On the other hand, former Tripura CPM State Secretary Baijan Dhar chastised the Trinamool for interfering in the current crisis with politics. Central and state security personnel were deployed in several regions of Tripura earlier this week, following multiple episodes of political violence and arson.
Two of the CPM’s main offices in Agartala were set on fire on Wednesday, reportedly by BJP workers. Outside, vehicles were also set on fire.After losing support in the state, the CPM has accused the BJP of using fascist methods. Meanwhile, the BJP charged CPM supporters to throw stones during a demonstration to protest an attack on its workers in Dhanpur, approximately 60 kilometers distant, on Monday.