AGARTALA, March 5: With the announcement of poll date the demand of the CPI (M) leaders and ministers from Tripura are increasing for campaigning in the neighboring State Assam where the election will be held in two phases on April 4 and 11.
Once a power to reckon with specially in the Barak Vally districts, the CPI (M) has now reduced to a margil force and trying to regain its strength in alliance with other leftist parties.
In absence of any charismatic leader in the State the CPI (M) Assam committee is desperately looking for leaders from outside the State to campaign for it. They are depending more on Tripura as no tiol leaders will be able to spare time for Assam as election is going on simultaneously in West Bengal and Kerala which are considered more important for the party.
The central leadership realizing the hard pressed situation the comrades are facing in Assam has meanwhile entrusted senior polit bureau member and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar as in-charge to look after the organizatiol affairs in Assam.
A leader with clean image and having a good track record the central leaders feels he will be helpful for the party in Assam.
He has already once visited Guwahati and discussed the election strategy with the party leaders there. It has been learnt that he will visit the State again to participate in the campaigning for the party candidates.
Meanwhile, a good number of party workers from North Tripura have been already deputed in different parts of Barak Valley to help the party. Tripura’s transport minister Manik Dey recently visited Silchar and addressed a meeting of the party workers at Bipin Chandra Pal Hall.