With the view of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura has initiated its booth strengthening process on Saturday.
The BJP currently holds both Lok Sabha seats in the state since the 2019 Lok Sabha Election.
A ‘Booth Sashaktikaran Abhiyan’ (booth strengthening campaign) was organised at the Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala.
In the event, state BJP president Rajib Bhattacharjee stated, “We have started to strengthen the booths with the goal of securing two representatives from their state in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.”
He emphasized that it is their responsibility to gift the Prime Minister, who has given several gifts to the state, with two representatives in the Lok Sabha.
Following the Assembly poll results, back in March, Bhattacharjee urged party members to concentrate on identifying the weaker booths and implementing necessary measures to fortify the party’s organisation.
Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, Animal Resource Development and Fisheries Minister Sudhangshu Das, Finance Minister Pranajit Singha Roy, Sports Minister, former chief minister and Rajya Sabha MP Biplab Kumar Deb, former deputy chief minister Jishnu Debbarma, BJP state president, former Deputy Chief Minister, and the lone IPFT minister Suklacharan Noatia including various BJP leaders and workers including attended the event.
Notably, the BJP won 32 seats and its alliance partner the IPFT won just one seat in the recently concluded Assembly election.
The CPM secured 11 and the Congress got 3 seats. On the other hand, royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma’s TIPRA Motha party bagged 13 seats and became the main opposition party in Tripura.