Tripura Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratanlal Nath severely criticized the opposition CPM in the State Assembly, calling on them to prioritize nationalism over their communist affiliations.
He asked the CPM to maintain good relations with India instead of countries like Pakistan and China.
Nath also referred to the CPM as the “Khargevaadi communist party” due to their alliance with the Congress party led by Mallikarjun Kharge.
Further, Nath also mocked the CPM’s state secretary and party leader Jitendra Chaudhary for not contesting the election from a ST reserved seat despite being a tribal leader himself.
Nath claimed that the CPM had lost support among tribal communities and therefore, they failed to win any tribal seats in the election.
He also accused the CPM of trying to win over TIPRA Motha Supremo Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, and claimed that he would not fall for their tactics.
Nath expressed his belief that India was on the path to becoming a “vishwaguru” under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and that Tripura was following a similar trajectory, as outlined in the governor’s address.
Nath also said that he had respect for Congress legislators Birajit Sinha and Gopal Chandra Roy and urged them to leave the company of the ‘mean-minded’ communists.
On the other hand, BJP MLA Jitendra Majumder said that the allegations of post-poll violence raised by CPM leader Chaudhary were baseless.