Agartala: Former militant leader Daniel Borak along with 29 other members of his group, on Thursday, joined the BJP in Tripura in presence of the party’s state president Rajib Bhattacharjee.
Other senior BJP officials including Phanindranath Sharma and Dipak Majumder were also at the meeting.
They joined the tribal branch of the BJP, Janajati Morcha, under the leadership of Bikash Debbarma, president of the state, and Patal Kanya Jamatia, vice president.
Later speaking to reporters, Daniel informed that he was inspired by the work of PM Narendra Modi and Tripura chief minister Dr. Manik Saha, “who are working for the development of the tribal people in Tripura”.
Daniel, former leader of the banned NLFT, said that he was working for an NGO – Tripura United Indigenous Returnees People Council (TUIRPC) – that works for the welfare of the surrendered militants, collaborators, and their family members.
In the meantime, Rajib Bhattacharjee, president of Tripura BJP, talks with journalists during the program while reacting to sharing of dias by Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman and CPI-M state secretary Jitendra Chowdhury during a program at the Agartala Press Club recently, said, “When were Congress and CPIM separate? They have always maintained friendship in Delhi.”
“This is not a matter of concern for the BJP because we are prepared everywhere. We are ready to fight and win the 2023 Tripura election,” said Bhattacharjee.