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TMC's Tripura unit chairman, 15 other leaders join BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Agartala, March 23: The TMC’s Tripura unit’s coordition committee chairman Ratan Chakraborty and 15 other state committee members on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) in the presence of Assam party leader and Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain.
Before joining The Trimool Congress, Chakraborty was a former minister of the Congress-led government in Tripura (1988-93). Accompanied by the party’s legal cell leader, Nitai Chowdhury, he joined the BJP a fortnight after former state TMC chief Surajit Datta joined the saffron party on March 10.
State BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb, party’s observer (Pravari) Sunil Deodhar and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain formally handed over the party flag to Chakraborty and the other new comers. “Congress party tried to corner BJP by raising the bogey of commulism but this accusation has fallen flat over the past three years. I am sure under BJP’s rule the deprivation of northeast would also end,” Chakraborty said.
Without ming any TMC leader in Tripura, he said: “I respect Mamata Banerjee’s fighting spirit and leadership but the hands to which the leadership of Trimool has been entrusted in Tripura are not acceptable to people.” (IANS)

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