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Our mission is to oust ruling CPM from Tripura in 2018: Trinamool Congress

Agartala: After receiving a shot in its arm with the joining of six dissident Congress MLAs in Tripura, the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said it will now organise a movement against CPM to oust it from power.

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. PIB

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. PIB

"Now, they are members of our family and will organise a movement against the ruling CPM to oust them from the helm of affairs and free the people of Tripura from their tyranny," Roy said after reaching here from Kolkata to accept the MLAs into the party fold.

"Today is a historic day because from this day we have entered Tripura Assembly. Only Mamata Banerjee and her party can oust the CPM from power, which was proved in West Bengal. It is our mission to oust the CPM in the 2018 state election," he said.

Alleging that law and order has collapsed in the state and common people have no safety and security, Roy said that he along with the MLAs who have joined TMC, would meet Governor Tathagata Roy and submit a memorandum on the issue.

Sudip Roy Burman, who had resigned from the post of the Leader of Opposition in Tripura Assembly ahead of the polls in West Bengal, protesting the Congress–CPM tie-up in that state, said the six MLAs would now openly work as TMC activists.

In the 60-member House, the Left Front has 50 seats and of the 10 MLAs of Congress, six submitted the letter to the Speaker.

"We are not under the purview of anti-defection act because two-third majority of Congress MLAs have joined TMC," he added.

Updated Date: Jun 07, 2016 19:27 PM

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