Goutam Das, central committee member of Communist Party of India (Marxist), has said the CPI (M) will form government in the Indian state of Tripura next year for the eighth consecutive term.
He made the remark while speaking to reporters at the party headquarters at Melarmath in Agartala on Saturday.
“Despite a conspiracy to destabilize peace and stability in Tripura, the peace-loving people of this state will rout all divisive forces in the next elections to put the Left Front in power for the eighth consecutive term,” Das said.
The ruling Left Front alliance garnered massive support from a cross-section of the society over the last five years, he claimed, adding that they would be able to clinch more votes and seats in the forthcoming polls.
“In the recently held elections to Gram Panchayat, Nagar Panchayat, municipalities and Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), the Left Front has registered a phenomenal victory with a greater number of seats after the 2013 assembly polls,” he said.
From October 20 to December 19, a total of 3,335 voters from 1,050 families from all over the state joined the CPI-(M). They also poured praise on the Left Front for its commendable development initiatives, the CPI (M) leader added.
He slammed the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the country’s “economic deterioration” due to their pro-capitalist policies.
Das added that the alliance would hold an electoral rally will at Swami Vivekananda Maidan in Agartala on December 31.
CPI-(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, central committee member Aghore Debbarma and leaders of allied bodies will address the gathering.
The Left Front alliance, led by the CPI-(M), has been ruling the state since 1993. Currently, it has 51 seats in the Tripura Legislative Assembly.