Shillong, May 11: All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday said that his party will defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura and its partner the National People’s Party (NPP) in Meghalaya next year.
During his visit to Assam, Abhishek started his journey by paying homage at the Kamakshya temple, where he interacted with the party workers at Machakhowa. After this, he inaugurated the newly built State Office of Assam Trinamool Congress at Jan Path, Jayanagar and interacted with the media fraternity.
Along with him, AITC MP Sushmita Dev, AITC MP Santanu Sen, AITC Assam President Ripun Bora were also present.
Abhishek said that his goal is to see the AITC growing as an active political participant across ten states.
“The AITC has become the primary opposition in Meghalaya. A few weeks back, we formed a state committee in Tripura, where last year, we also fought the Upper Municipality elections. Trinamool fought the polls with all its might and secured a substantial percentage of vote-share. Next year, we will fight the State elections in Tripura and Meghalaya with all our strength and will defeat…. the BJP in Tripura or the BJP and NPP in Meghalaya,” he said.
While addressing the people at the ITA Machkhowa, the AITC National General Secretary strongly critiqued the ‘double-engine government’ in Assam. He said, “Double-engine government means ‘Double-Chori’.”
“Go ask the State government what it has done for the people of Assam. People still have to visit Kolkata for treatment. If Didi can do it in Bengal, she can do the same for Assam.”
Debunking the myth of “Achhe Din”, he said, “The BJP government is busy making movies tax free, and hiking petrol prices. They are hiking the price of essential medicines, and making movies tax free. The CM is going watching movies, while the common man keeps suffering.”
In conclusion, he urged the states of North East to form their own “unity in diversity” that can defeat the BJP. In addition, he said, “Take off your spectacles of communalism; you will see that it is India that is in danger.”