In a significant development just days ahead of the crucial by-elections in two constituencies in Tripura, the main Opposition party, TIPRA Motha, has announced its decision to remain neutral and neither support ruling BJP or opposition CPI-M candidate.
Recently, a group of "outsiders" allegedly assaulted a Class 10 school student in Tripura's Sepahijala district for objecting to their instructions to minority girls against wearing the hijab in schools.
Tripura CPI(M) MLA Samsul Haque from Boxanagar Assembly Constituency died after suffering a cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Wednesday.
According to reports, Samsul Haque fell ill on Tuesday late at night and was rushed to GB Pant Hospital, where doctors, after preliminary treatment, declared him dead.
During a joining program at the Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketa ground, the newly joined members were warmly welcomed into the party by Chief Minister Dr. Saha, BJP Tripura State President Rajib Bhattacharjee, and Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder.