Elections 2019: Tripura BJP leader Subal Bhowmik quits party to join Congress

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Elections 2019: Tripura BJP leader Subal Bhowmik quits party to join Congress

In a major setback for the BJP in Tripura, the party’s Vice-President Subal Bhowmik has announced that he is quitting the saffron party to join Congress again.

The other two are former Minister Prakash Das and firebrand leader Debashish Sen.

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Tripura Congress President Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarman and AICC Secretary Bhupen Bora welcomed the three leaders at a media conference.

Bhowmik’s decision comes after a late night meeting with newly appointed state Congress president Pradyut Manikya.

I am joining the Congress today. Rahul Ji is visiting tomorrow and I shall attend his programme, Bhowmik announced ahead of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s election rally at Khumulwng on Wednesday.

Originally a Congress lawmaker, Bhowmik had left the party to join BJP in 2014. ahead The former Congress MLA from Sonamura had played a key role in BJP’s rise to power in Tripura. Sources say Bhowmik could be the Congress candidate from Tripura (West) constituency.

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