By TC News Desk
Agartala: January 27. In a new political twist, ahead of forthcoming assembly election, CPI (M) MLA Moboshar Ali and former minister and former Tirnamool congress president Subal Bhowmik joined BJP at New Delhi.
Sources from CPIM have claimed that the trouble in CPIM started brewing soon after the declaration of the candidates list for the ensuing assembly election slated to be held on February 16.
Moboshar who won the last 2018 Assembly election from Kailashahar assembly constituency in Unakoti district, will not contest as the seat was kept reserved for Congress candidate Birajit Sinha after CPIM and Congress came in an understanding of seat sharing.
Though we couldn’t connect Ali on the issue, but CPIM state committee secretary Jitendra Choudhury has admitted the fact the MLA Ali is joining BJP.
“We have also heard about the news and we inquired about it which came out as true. This is very unfortunate that Moboshar Ali who was an active leader of CPIM and had served as MLA has joined BJP. Because of the current political situation and to save the democracy we had a seat adjustment with Congress and after consulting with him we have keep this seat left for Congress candidate. He himself said that to restore the democracy he will not contest this time. But what we have seen that he changed his mind completely which is really very unfortunate”, said CPIM state committee secretary.
Claiming that no one will support this step of Moboshar, Jitendra said, “No one will support it. It’s true that we could not give him ticket this time but the outburst was not expected”.
He however said such steps would not harm the strategy of CPIM and Congress.
Subal Bhowmik who was a Congress man, had changed party seventh times has joined BJP which he left, then joined Trinamool Congress as state president. He however joined the BJP again today ahead of the poll.