Agartala, Sep 24, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
Bharatiya Janata Party, despite its recent electoral successes in recently held four Assembly by-polls and Rajya Sabha Polls, is certain to face tough challenge in upcoming Assembly polls.
To analyze and accordingly chalk out plans, BJP state and central leaders held a series of crucial meetings in Agartala in last two days (September 23-24).
As per the composition of Assembly seats, out of the total 60 seats, 20 seats are reserved for ST and 10 are for SC while remaining 30 seats are unreserved.
Once 30 ST/SC seats were stronghold of CPI-M – in 2018 Assembly Polls, BJP and IPFT alliance routed CPI-M. However, with the emergence of Tipra Motha, the political spectrum in Tripura started changing fast – IPFT has almost ceased to exist and ground level workers quit the party and most of them joined Tipra Motha.
While Tipra Motha established its supremacy in Tribal District Council areas that covers 20 ST reserved seats, it will be interesting to observe how BJP prepares its strategies to combat growing influence of Tipra Motha in 20 ST seats and beyond.
Besides, Congress and CPI-M are also trying hard to regain lost ground.
In view of such a situation, BJP National general secretary BL Santosh, National spokesperson and Northeast Coordinator Dr Sambit Patra, BJP NE Mahamantri Phanindra Nath Sharma, BJP State prabhari Dr Mahesh Sharma, party’s state president Rajib Bhattacharjee, Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha, MP Rebati Tripura and newly elected RS MP from Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb and Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma along with other Ministers, MLAs and party leaders held a brainstorming meeting – Chintan Baithak – in Agartala on Saturday (September 24).
Speaking about the Chintan Baithak and other series of meetings, State BJP spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty told the media that Central leaders were holding series of meetings with party functionaries since Friday (September 23).
The meetings, especially the Chintan Baithak focused performance of the government with respect to satisfaction of the people as well as position of the opposition parties.
Chakraborty, without giving any details said leaders focused on winning in 60 out of total 60 seats.