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.
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.