Agartala, Feb 7: Ahead of Tripura Assembly polls, the CPI-M and Congress have decided to contest the ensuing polls together to oust the BJP from power in Tripura.
Despite differences on many issues, they have come together before the February 16 assembly polls. Speaking to media persons, the left and the Congress leaders said this time they are contesting the Tripura assembly polls together to defeat the BJP.
The two traditional rivals since 1952 under a seat adjustment deal are contesting the forthcoming elections and jointly urged the people to vote out the BJP to restore democracy, and to protect the constitution.
CPI-M state Secretary Jitendra Chowdhury and Tripura state Congress President Birajit Sinha, both former Ministers, said that after the BJP led alliance government came to power in Tripura in March 2018, over 400 Left party offices and 44 Congress party offices were attacked and destroyed by the ruling party workers and their goons.
State Congress President Birajit Sinha said that the people of the state have been living in a suffocating condition and BJP must be removed from power in the interest of people and the Constitution.