“We want change,” Trinamool Secretary General Abhishek Banerjee said on Saturday, ahead of the junta’s gathering in Agartala on Sunday.
The Transitional Military Council is trying to gain a foothold in the state ahead of the 2023 General Assembly elections.
Following the Tripura High Court’s order in favor of the rally, Abhishek Banerjee took to Facebook to release a poster saying “Don’t take revenge, we want change”.
TMC Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev shared a video and stated, “I thank the Honble High Court in Tripura for allowing us to hold an @abhishekaitc meeting with restrictions of up to a certain number of people only @ in the same place. The police were acting arbitrarily and this is a moral victory. Thank supporters @AITC4Tripura (sic)”.
I thank the esteemed High Court of Tripura for allowing us to have a meeting Tweet embed With restrictions up to a certain number of people only @ in the same place.
– Sushmita Dev (@SushmitaDevAITC) October 30, 2021
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In September, the Tripura High Court rejected a TMC petition seeking permission for a mass rally by Abhishek Banerjee in Agartala, following a state order banning public gatherings between September 21 and November 4 in West Tripura district.
The Transitional Military Council on Saturday accused the Biplab Deb government in Tripura of making every effort to prevent the party from expanding its base in the northeastern state, and called the state’s latest move to make Covid tests mandatory for some travelers as a tactic to disrupt its campaigns.
Noting the new spike in coronavirus cases in some parts of the country, Tripura has revised the guidelines, making Covid tests mandatory for those coming from a state with more than one region with a positivity rate of more than 5%.
Transitional Military Council (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee has claimed that the BJP government is afraid of the party’s National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee, and is using its devices to stop his Sunday rally.
(with input from PTI)
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