As the clock ticks down to the conclusion of the vocal campaign for the bye-elections in Dhanpur and Boxanagar assembly constituencies, political leaders from various parties made a final push to secure victory for their respective candidates. Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, BJP State President Rajib Bhattacharjee, Union Minister of State Pratima Bhowmik, and other prominent leaders actively participated in election programs a day before the campaign’s last day.
Leaders’ Campaign Blitz:
Leaders from different political spectrums left no stone unturned in their efforts to ensure the success of the BJP-nominated candidates, Tafajjal Hossain in Boxanagar and Bindu Debnath in Dhanpur. The campaign trail saw Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, BJP State President Rajib Bhattacharjee, and Union Minister of State Pratima Bhowmik actively engaging with the electorate.
Massive Response from the People:
During Dr. Saha’s public rallies in Kathalia, Dhanpur, and Boxanagar, the turnout was nothing short of massive. The visible enthusiasm of the people demonstrated their faith in the BJP and its candidates. These rallies served as a platform for leaders to connect with the electorate and convey their vision for the constituencies.
A Political Shift: Voters Crossing Party Lines:
One of the noteworthy developments during the campaign was the crossing of party lines by voters. At the Boxanagar rally, a significant number of voters, totaling 230, who were previously aligned with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and Congress, joined the BJP. This shift underscored the dynamic political landscape in the region and indicated the appeal of the BJP’s message to a diverse voter base.
Confidence in BJP’s Victory:
Dr. Saha, while addressing the gatherings, expressed confidence in the BJP’s victory in both assembly constituencies by significant margins. He pointed to the changing sentiment in Boxanagar, where voters were eager to rectify their perceived mistake from the 2023 assembly polls by voting for the BJP. Dr. Saha emphasized that the BJP government is dedicated to the welfare of the people and highlighted the party’s commitment to the principles of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswas’ (Together with All, Development for All, Trust of All).
A Government for All:
Dr. Saha’s speeches underscored the BJP’s message of inclusivity and development-focused governance. He highlighted the contrast between the present government’s approach, which prioritizes the welfare of the people, and the previous government’s divisive politics and problem-creating tendencies. The Chief Minister emphasized that the BJP and the current state government do not discriminate on the basis of religion or caste, emphasizing their commitment to serving all citizens equally.
Enthusiasm Among the Electorate:
The rallies in both Dhanpur and Boxanagar saw immense enthusiasm among the people. This enthusiasm reflects the importance attached to these bye-elections and the desire for effective representation in the state assembly. Leaders addressed the concerns and aspirations of the electorate, aiming to forge a strong connection with voters.
A Call to Action:
In his closing remarks, Dr. Saha called upon the voters of Dhanpur and Boxanagar to exercise their democratic rights in favor of the BJP. He stressed that supporting the BJP candidates would strengthen the process of development and ensure good governance for the constituencies. This appeal was framed as an opportunity for voters to actively contribute to the region’s progress.
The last-minute campaign efforts in the Dhanpur and Boxanagar bye-elections showcased the intense political activity in Tripura. Leaders from various parties rallied to secure victory for their candidates, with Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha leading the charge for the BJP. The high turnout and enthusiasm among the electorate suggest that these elections are of paramount importance to the people of Tripura.
The shifting political landscape, marked by voters crossing party lines, adds an intriguing dimension to the electoral contest. As the campaign phase concludes and the voting process begins, the fate of the candidates in Dhanpur and Boxanagar hangs in the balance. These bye-elections have not only become a test of political strength but also an opportunity for voters to voice their aspirations and shape the future of their constituencies.