Tripura royal scion says Congress will bounce back, urges everyone to unite, work for party

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AGARTALA, November 20: Urging party workers to unite and work for interests of Congress, royal scion of Tripura and PCC working president Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma said that the party would soon bounce back on its feet.

Addressing the media at the birth centenary observance of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in front of Pradesh Congress Bhawan, Pradyot Kishore said that it was but natural for political parties to face high and low tides.

Change was going to happen up ahead, he remarked.

Congress suffered major setback after a group of six MLAs led by former opposition leader Sudip Roy Barman deserted the party and defected to Trinamool Congress in June last year. The group further deserted TMC and joined the BJP in August this year.

Sudip Roy Barman is the son of former Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Barman.

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In a sharp jab at Sudip Roy Barman for deserting Congress with a whole band of MLAs and supporters, the royal scion said that Congress was not about one family.

"This party belongs to everyone in Tripura. Much trouble had to be faced for a single family. Incidentally, the family is not in our party now", he said.

He urged all party supporters and workers to work for improving the party's prospects and interests and said that there will be changes soon, he said.

He declined to comment on political possibilities ahead.

Pradesh Congress president Birajit Sinha, senior leader and MLA Gopal Chandra Roy, Pijush Kanti Biswas and others were present at the observance of Indira Gandhi's birth centenary observance.

(TNT-The Northeast Today news)

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