A day West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in New Delhi to advance her agenda for opposition unity, Tripura is at the center with over a dozen Trinamool MPs protesting the violence against her party workers in the BJP. Ready to sit on dharna in the national capital. -Governed Northeast State.
The MPs have also sought an appointment with Home Minister Amit Shah.
Mamata Banerjee, who is in Delhi this evening, is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during her visit to discuss the issue of central funds for the state and expansion of BSF’s containment zone. Tripura may also be involved in their talks. She returns to Kolkata on the 25th.
In the last 48 hours in Agartala, Trinamool youth leader and actor Sayani Ghosh was on Saturday charged with attempt to murder by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb for raising angry slogans from a vehicle during a public meeting.
On Sunday, Ms. Ghosh went to a police station where she was questioned and arrested. When he was taken into custody, masked men attacked the police station twice. Several Trinamool workers were injured; The police had to get Mr. Ghosh out safely.
Tripura Trinamool leader Subol Bhowmik was injured in an attack on his home cum party office.
Trinamool national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who is also Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, will visit Agartala on Monday for a padyatra ahead of the civic polls in the state on November 25.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, all eyes are on whether Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi after the tussle between the two parties. Several Congress leaders in Goa and even Uttar Pradesh have joined the Trinamool in recent weeks.
Ahead of his visit, there is a lot of talk of Varun Gandhi joining the Trinamool Congress. While he is with the BJP, he is a member of the Gandhi family and such a move could lead to further conflict.