Agartala: The CPI(M) and Congress have introduced that they are going to battle the Tripura meeting elections collectively, in a significant shake-up within the political enviornment of the northeastern state, the place the 2 events had been thought of arch-rivals.
The announcement was made after AICC common secretary Ajoy Kumar held a gathering with CPI(M) state secretary Jitendra Choudhury on Friday night. Left Front convener Narayan Kar was additionally current on the assembly.
“A state Congress team will sit with the CPI(M) state secretary to formulate a strategy and finalise the seat sharing. We will fight together in the assembly elections,” Kumar advised reporters.
Assembly polls are due in Tripura this 12 months.
Choudhury stated each the CPI(M) and Congress have began discussions with “an open mind” to fulfill the individuals’s aspirations and defeat the BJP, which has been “destroying the constitutional order” within the state for the previous 5 years.
“The number of seats is not important, but defeat of the saffron party is the main agenda,” he stated.
Choudhury stated his social gathering can be in talks with Tipra Motha chairman Pradyot Debbarma.
The announcement marks a tectonic shift within the state’s political panorama, because the Congress was the primary opposition to the CPI(M)-led Left Front, which dominated Tripura for 25 years earlier than being routed by the BJP in 2018.
The ruling BJP, in the meantime, stated that an alliance between the CPI(M) and the Congress would augur nicely for it.
“Earlier, they used to maintain cozy relations covertly, and now it will be in the open. In fact, the CPI(M) had ruled for so long because of its understanding with the Congress,” BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee stated.