All India Trinamool Congress General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday said that TMC’s polls performance in the recently concluded Civic elections was quite satisfactory for the party and his party had one year time to expand its base.

Briefing the media persons in front of the temple of 14-deities at old Agartala, he lashed out at CM Biplab Kumar Deb led BJP government and said that the BJP in Tripura became politically bankrupt.

“In three months, TMC’s vote share has risen up to 20 percent in Agartala Municipal Corporation. In other parts like Ambassa and Teliamura, we have secured 26 to 27 percent votes which is quite satisfactory. We have a year to work on the organisational front”, he said.


Banerjee also questioned the ruling BJP’s devotion towards the Hindu religion. “I have come here to pray for the welfare of the people of Tripura. And, the BJP party workers are playing high decibel DJ music in front of the temple. In their attempts to downplay my visit they are not leaving the deities as well”, said Banerjee.

Launching a scathing attack on CM Biplab Kumar Deb, he said, “the Biplab Deb government is leaving no stone unturned to attack the TMC leaders. While the West Bengal government is bringing governance to the people’s doorstep, the BJP in Tripura has brought hooliganism to the doorsteps of people. Come what may in our path, we shall work keeping our goal clear. They may have their machinery to vandalise party offices of opposition parties, target workers of opposition parties and we shall work in our own way. I pray to God that this new year a new dawn of development is ushered in for the people”, he added.

Banerjee was accompanied by senior TMC leaders like Susmita Dev, Rajib Banerjee and TMC state steering committee head Subal Bhowmik. After his visit to the temple, he left for Teliamura, where he met a party worker and took lunch there. Later he returned to Agartala and met another party worker at Bardowali.