Agartala: With the visit of the Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi next month, the major Opposition party in Tripura will start off its campaign for the 2013 Assembly elections in the Left-ruled State, the sources said here Monday.
Congress spokesman Tapas Dey told reporters “Rahul Gandhi will address two public gatherings in north and south Tripura on Nov 8. With this, the Congress will launch its election campaign for the assembly polls, expected to be held Feb 2013.”
During the day-long tour, Rahul Gandhi will be escorted by Luizinho Faleiro, also a Congress general secretary and party in-charge of Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya and Sikkim, and few other central leaders.
“Rahul Gandhi’s visit will also boost the party organisation, which needs to be further strengthening to vote out the Left Front from the power,” said Dey, a former legislator.
“Central party leaders including Congress president Sonia Gandhi have hinted to go to any length, through democratic processes, to oust the country’s only Left Front ministry,” he said.
“No visible development has taken place in Tripura under the Left regime. Unemployment is at its peak and rising in an uncontrolled manner. A lot of financial irregularities are taking place,” he added.