BJP’s vice-president in Tripura, Subal Bhowmik, has decided to quit the party and join the Congress. It is likely that the Congress would nominate him as its candidate from West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency.
Don’t want to stay in BJP as a burden. Some in the party have said that if I became an MP candidate the government may fall. This government has come to power after a long struggle against the Communist rule and I don’t want it to fall so soon! Bhowmik told media persons in Agartala.
Bhowmik’s decision comes after a late night meeting with newly appointed state Congress president Pradyut Manikya
Mr. Bhowmik’s dramatic decision preceded his midnight meeting with PCC president Pradyot Kishore Manikya. Mr. Manikya had reportedly agreed to nominate him in to the West Tripura constituency
According to sources, the decision came after Mr Bhowmik met Tripura Congress president Pradyot Kishore Manikya, who assured him that the party would field him as the candidate from the constituency.
Mr Bhowmick was a key organiser for the BJP in Tripura. The former Congress legislator was instrumental in the BJP’s win in Tripura.