TMC will oust CPI(M) from Tripura in 2018 polls: Mukul Roy
The Trinamool Congress would launch a strong movement in the state to emerge as the main Opposition party in Tripura with a target to capture power in the 2018 Assembly elections.
Agartala: The Trinamool Congress would launch a strong movement in the state to emerge as the main Opposition party in Tripura with a target to capture power in the 2018 Assembly elections.
"Due to clandestine understanding between the CPI(M) and the Congress at the national level, Congress will never launch an effective and pro-people movement against the misrule of CPI(M) in Tripura," TMC general secretary Mukul Roy said.
"We need to launch a strong movement against the CPI(M) and discard the politics of Congress. We have no doubt in snatching power from the CPI(M) in the next Assembly elections in this state," he said.
Asserting that the TMC would maintain equidistant from the "communal BJP" and the "corrupt Congress", Roy told a public gathering here, only courageous and relentless fight can oust the CPI(M) from the state.
Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee would visit Tripura in February next year and address a rally, he said. Today`s gathering was organised on the occasion of the party`s state conference, but the swelling crowd inside the Town Hall prompted Roy to address the people from a temporary dais outside.
Defeat of the Congress in the last Assembly elections held in February this year, in which the party managed to win only ten out of 60 Assembly seats, prompted thousands of party workers and leaders including former ministers Ratan Chakraborty and Surajit Dutta, to join the Trinamool Congress.
Chairman of the Trinamool`s Tripura unit, Ratan Chakraborty, said in the aftermath of the upcoming general elections many Congress leaders and workers would join TMC.
Among others, Sabyasachi Dutta and Abhishek Banerjee, two TMC leaders from West Bengal and Surajit Dutta, president of Tripura TMC addressed the gathering.