Priyanka Gandhi will visit Tripura in December: State Congress chief | North East India News


With Congress yet to confirm Priyanka Gandhi’s visit to the state, Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Asish Kumar Saha Thursday said she will surely pay a visit in December.

He also urged party colleagues to unite and work to rally people against the ruling BJP’s misrule.

While claiming that Rahul Gandhi too will visit the state, Saha said, “We have been confirmed by Priyanka Gandhi’s office that she will visit here this month. Her schedule of visit is not confirmed yet. We shall announce it as soon as it is confirmed.”

Congress has been holding meetings with leaders of its different wings and organisations to review the political tasks being undertaken and to discuss the preparations for Priyanka’s visit.

“Our CWC member Sudip Roy Barman visited Unakoti and Dharmanagar districts and our former minister Manindra Reang and others visited South Tripura district to meet our party leaders and activists,” said Saha.

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Earlier last month, the state Congress leaders had said that Rahul and Priyanka are expected to visit Tripura within the second or third week of December.

A few days ago, Congress secretary in-charge of Tripura Szarita Laitphlang had said that the visit will be finalised after the announcement of the Assembly poll results in the five states.

Rahul and Priyanka’s purpose of visit is to strengthen the party organisation and hold meetings with the state leaders and listen and know about problems and sufferings of the people besides visiting Tripurasundari temple located at Udaipur in Gomati district.

On November 7, Rahul Gandhi visited Tripura briefly on his way to Mizoram ahead of the Assembly election there. He also held a meeting with Tripura Congress leaders, including Saha and Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and former minister Sudip Roy Barman before flying to Aizawl.

Rahul had then said that he would visit Tripura soon after the elections are over.

Congress, which ruled Tripura from 1962 to 1978, has been out of power since except a stint in the coalition with Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti (TUJS), a regional tribal party of Tripura, from 1988-93.

The grand old party contested the Assembly election in Tripura in a seat sharing partnership with the CPI(M) and won three seats on its own, recovering from its previous poor performance of zero legislators in the 2018 Assembly election.


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