BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 13– Rajib Bhattacharya, the President of the ruling BJP in Tripura, addressed a substantial gathering on Sunday, underscoring the preparedness of the people to triumph over the CPIM and Congress in the imminent by-elections slated for September 5th.
Speaking at a significant assembly at the Barjala Assembly Constituency, situated on the outskirts of Agartala city, where more than 300 voters shifted allegiance from CPIM and Congress to BJP, Bhattacharya stated, “Recent statements by the CPIM state general secretary allude to an unfolding situation, but I extend an invitation for him to witness the ground reality at Barjala. The migration of over 300 voters from CPIM and Congress to BJP is a resounding testament to the current scenario.”
Reflecting on the 2023 Assembly Election, Bhattacharya pointed out that Congress and CPIM had forged an alliance with high hopes of victory, but questioned their present disposition. “Their post-election communication has grown quiet, contrasting their confident claims. The CPIM, which held power in the state for over three decades, no longer retains its status as the primary opposition. Even Congress, who predicted BJP’s single-digit performance, finds itself in single digits now,” he remarked.
Anticipating the forthcoming by-elections, Bhattacharya inferred that both parties might collaborate once again. “This coalition is intriguing given their historical conflicts. Congress faced hardships during CPIM’s rule, but they’ve united to challenge BJP. I challenge them in return: the public’s inclination seems to favor BJP candidates in the upcoming assembly seats. The determination to counter both CPIM and Congress is palpable,” he asserted.
Bhattacharya emphasized that the residents of Barjala Assembly Constituency, formerly aligned with CPIM and Congress, now recognize BJP as the viable choice. Consequently, they’ve abandoned their former affiliations in favor of aligning with BJP.