In a major development, Tripura BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmik quit the saffron party and is set to join the Congress, which is expected to nominate him as party candidate in West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency.
Mr. Bhowmik’s dramatic decision preceded his midnight meeting with PCC president Pradyot Kishore Manikya. Mr. Manikya had reportedly agreed to nominate him in to the West Tripura constituency.
“I am joining Congress today. Rahul Gandhi ji will announce my candidature from his rally at Khumulwng tomorrow,” Mr. Bhowmik told The Hindu on March 19.