Agartala: Three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The other two are former Minister Prakash Das and firebrand leader Debashish Sen.
Tripura Congress President Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarman and AICC Secretary Bhupen Bora welcomed the three leaders at a media conference.
Bhowmik was holding the Vice President’s post in BJP. He joined the saffron party in 2015, while Das and Sen came to the party in 2017 from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist, respectively.
Sen was also the Vice-Chairman of the CPI-M controlled Kailashahar Municipal Council in northern Tripura.
After joining the Congress, Bhowmik told the media that he along with thousands of Congressmen and workers from other parties had joined BJP to give better governance to the people, but the one-year-old the state government has performed very poorly.
“Violating the BJP constitution, Biplab Kumar Deb has been holding two vital posts – Chief Minister and state party President. Deb’s ridiculous comments and actions upset people of the state and have damaged the image of the government,” the 58-year old leader said.
He said: “I was in Congress for 35 years. Before Deb returned to Tripura in 2016, I led the BJP but I have been humiliated by the newcomers.”