The legislative assembly elections will be held in Mizoram on November 28
The chief minister of Tripura will campaign for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the neighbouring state of Mizoram ahead of legislative assembly elections scheduled to be held next month.
CM Biplab Kumar Deb and other state BJP leaders left on Tuesday for Mizoram, which has an assembly comprising 40 seats and remains the only northeast Indian state ruled by the Congress party.
“The CM is the star campaigner for the party in the Congress-ruled state as under his leadership, the BJP crushed the Left Front rule in Tripura after 25 consecutive years,” the BJP Tripura unit spokesperson, Nabendu Bhattacharjee, told reporters in Agartala yesterday.
Social Welfare Minister Santana Chakma, party legislator Shambhu Lal Chakma and party General Secretary Pratima Bhowmik are already campaigning in Mizoram ahead of the polls, which have been fixed for November 28.
BJP President Amit Shah kickstarted the election campaign for his party last week by announcing that it would contest all the Assembly seats.
BJP has been buoyed by the recent resignations from Congress of Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana and three incumbent legislators - Lalrinliana Sailo, Buddha Dhan Chakma and Hmingdailova Khiangte.