New Delhi : (19/03/2019) BJP’s vice-president in Tripura, Subal Bhowmik, has decided to quit the party and join the Congress. It is likely that the Congress would nominate him as its candidate from West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency.
Bhowmik joined the BJP in 2015.
According to sources, the decision came after he met Tripura Congress president Pradyot Kishore Manikya, who assured him that the party would field him as the candidate from the constituency.
Bhowmik was a key organiser for the BJP in Tripura. The former Congress legislator was instrumental in the BJP’s win in Tripura.
The fresh blow in the northeast has come for the party days after BJP general secretary from Arunachal Pradesh Jarpum Gamlin and party lawmaker from Tezpur (Assam) RP Samrah resigned.
Subal Bhowmik said a large number of his supporters will accompany him to the Congress Bhavan to renew his political career in the Congress. PCC general secretary Baptu Chakraborty termed Bhownik’s decision as “homecoming”.