Agartala, Jan 19: The Congress and CPI-M had a long meeting on Thursday to discuss seat sharing and approach to unseat the ruling BJP in the upcoming Tripura Assembly polls.
Congress state president Birajit Sinha, CPI-M state secretary and former MP Jitendra Chowdhury, Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman, Ex MLA Asish Kumar Saha, former MP and Left Front convenor Narayan Kar and few other leaders were present in the meeting that continued for more than one-and-a-half hours.
Though the parties could not come to any final agreement but views are that more talks would take place soon come to some sort of conclusion.
They also discussed on the present political situation and viewed that the misrule of the BJP has brought them together, and their lone priority is to ensure the defeat of BJP and hoped that TIPRA Motha will join their unity.
They also raised the issue of ongoing violence in the State besides attacks of senior Congressmen and a political murder within few hours after the poll dates were declared by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Asserting themselves as ‘secular democratic forces’, they have urged other like-minded parties to support their cause to restore democracy and rule of law in Tripura.
Mentionably, Tripura will go to polls on February 16 and votes will be counted on March 2.