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17 leaders from TMC & Congress join BJP; MLA Kishor Barman resigns from party post


BY TC News Desk

Agartala, July 24, 2023: In a remarkable turn of events before the highly anticipated Lok Sabha elections, the saffron camp, represented by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has once again succeeded in dismantling the opposition camp. This time, a significant shift occurred with a total of 17 leaders from the Trinamool Congress and Congress parties, hailing from the Banamalipur, Agartala, and Ambassa assembly constituencies, making a move to join the BJP on Monday. The defection of these leaders to the ruling party has bolstered BJP’s standing and added a significant boost to their electoral prospects.

The BJP state general secretary, Amit Rakshit, extended a hearty welcome to the newly joined leaders by presenting them with the party flag. This move not only strengthens the party’s ranks but also sends a powerful message to their rivals in the opposition, highlighting BJP’s appeal and influence in the region.

Amidst this political upheaval, MLA Kishor Barman’s letter to the BJP state president, Rajib Bhattacharjee, requesting relief from his post as the general secretary of the state BJP, has sparked intrigue and speculation in political circles. The suddenness of his decision and its timing, just before the Lok Sabha elections, have given rise to questions about the underlying reasons behind his request. Such an unexpected development has added to the nervousness and tension within the party as they gear up for the upcoming electoral battle.

As the country gears up for the Lok Sabha elections, every political move is being closely watched and scrutinized. The defection of opposition leaders to the BJP and the internal dynamics within the party are becoming critical factors that could influence the outcome of the elections. With the political landscape buzzing with activity, both BJP and the opposition are leaving no stone unturned to secure their positions and gain an advantage in the forthcoming polls.

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