All India Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee kickstarted her two-day visit to Tripura on Monday by visiting the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple along with AITC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and prayed for the welfare of the state. Addressing media persons outside the temple, the Hon’ble AITC Chairperson said, “I offered puja to ensure the welfare of our Maa-Maati-Maanush.
Whenever I visit Tripura, I come to this temple and visit several places of religious importance as I respect all religions.” The AITC Chairperson reached Agartala this afternoon and interacted with the Tripura Pradesh
Trinamool Congress leaders who were at the airport to receive the leader.
Expressing her thoughts on the state, she told reporters, “When no one was there and BJP was oppressing people, Trinamool Congress was the only party standing with the people here, Even journalists have reported how the members of the media fraternity have been attacked.”
Recalling the days of the past when she campaigned extensively in Tripura, AITC Chairperson Mamata Banerjee said, “I was among the three leaders who worked the most when Congress came to power in this state. This is why I know various areas in Tripura stretching from Sonamura to Kailashahar.”
Drawing parallels between the cultures in Tripura and West Bengal, AITC Chairperson Mamata Banerjee said, “Bengal and Tripura share a deep connection. I consider Tripura as my home so I have returned to my home. I can speak my language here and eat the food I like. From food to attire to behaviour, everything is almost the same.”
Sharing her concern over the breakdown of law and order in the state, the AITC chairperson added, “Our people have been attacked. The vehicles of leaders – including Sushmita Dev, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Dola Sen, Rajib Banerjee, and Abhishek Banerjee – have been vandalised. I will not do any political programme today but hold a rally tomorrow.”
On Tuesday morning, AITC Chairperson Mamata Banerjee and AITC National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee are scheduled to hold a rally in the capital from Rabindra Bhawan at 11 am, following which a street corner at Rabindra Bhawan along with senior AITC leaders and members of the Tripura Pradesh Trinamool Congress.