Agartala, Nov 19, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
The Congress on Saturday launched “Tripura Bachao-Bharat Jodo Yatra” in the state from the party headquarters in Agartala on the day of ex-Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi's birth anniversary.
The Yatra targets a total of 1200kms covering all the 60 assembly constituencies in 14 selected locations in seven days in Tripura.
According to the pre-announced schedule, the walkathon started on Saturday morning after offering tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.
AICC In-charge for Tripura, Dr Ajoy Kumar, Tripura Pradesh Congress president Birajit Sinha and presidents of other frontal organizations of TPCC hoisted the party flag in front of Congress Bhavan.
Also, to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi tribute was paid at the Gandhi Ghat.
Later, with former Tripura Chief Minister Samir Ranjan Barman, former TPCC president Gopal Roy, AICC secretary Szarita Laitphlang, Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman, former MLA Asish Kumar Saha along with Dr Ajoy Kumar and Birajit Sinha led the “Tripura Bachao-Bharat Jodo Yatra”.
The Congress leaders stressed on the importance of the Yatra adding that this journey would help restore democratic rights of the people of Tripura.
Lone Congress MLA of Tripura Assembly Sudip Roy Barman said, “We are fighting for the people of the state. Thus yatra is not for the Congress but to highlight the issues that the common people of all sections are forced to go through”.
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Briefing the press at the Congress Bhavan AICC In-Charge for Tripura Pradesh Congress, Dr Ajoy Kumar said, “people of Tripura are frustrated with numerous problems like ‘Bike Bahini’, murders, atrocities on women including rapes of minor girls, violence, unemployment, hiked prices of essential commodities and many more.
Starting from the daily labour to the salaried government employee, all are going through hardships because of the mis-governance under the ruling BJP”.
“Tripura Bachao-Bharat Jodo Yatra is aimed at freeing the people from the misrule of BJP”, he added.
Dr Ajoy Kumar urged the common people to join the yatra in large numbers and lend support to the party to restore democracy and law and order in the state.
All members of Pradesh Congress Committee as well as district and block level leaders will take active part in making the campaign successful across the state. (Courtesy: Tripura Times)