Big Blow For CPM: EX-Heavyweight MLA Joins BJP


Agartala: Ex-MLA Biswajit Dutta joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Tripura on Friday. Dutta alleged his former party’s functioning was marred with factionalism, corruption and criminal practices.

According to sources, Biswajit Dutta joins BJP on Friday at Khowai district. Earlier, He joined CPM in 1964. Dutta said that his candidacy on a CPI(M) ticket was a target of a “cruel conspiracy” that led to him being hospitalised before the February 18 Assembly elections.

His candidacy for the Assembly election was dropped in favour of former student leader Nirmal Biswas. On April 18, Dutta had resigned from all his posts within the CPI(M).

Dutta joined the saffron party at a mandal office inauguration ceremony in Khowai and was welcomed into the fold by national secretary and in charge of the Tripura unit Sunil Deodhar. Biswajit Dutta is among the 10 true political leaders of Tripura, said Sunil.