New Delhi: Seven senior Congress leaders including former minister Prakash Chandra Das, former MLA Subal Bhowmik, All India Congress Committee (AICC) member Panna Deb, Congress minority leader Md. Idris Miah, Premtosh Debnath, Bikash Das, Tapan Dutta joined the TMC in Tripura, late Thursday evening.
The development comes at a time when West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee who is on a visit to the national capital since Monday to stitch together a united front against the ruling BJP, has been holding deliberations with opposition parties for the 2024 general elections.
On Wednesday, the West Bengal CM met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. With an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Banerjee on Wednesday in separate meetings discussed “the unity of Opposition” with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and said it is essential for everyone to come together in order to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Chief Minister told the media that she also spoke with RJD leader Lalu Prasad on Tuesday.
Subal Bhowmik, who has changed political parties seven times was previously with Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) as state vice president and had quit the party in March 2019 to join the Congress.
Originally a Congressman, Bhowmik, was an MLA from Sonamura Assembly constituency and had joined the BJP in 2014. Bhowmik was in BJP for five years and later on March 20, 2019 rejoined Congress.
(With inputs from ANI)