Tripura Congress’s working president, Billal Mia, has been expelled from the party following his resignation from the post. This move comes amidst swirling speculations that Mia might align himself with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Mia’s resignation triggered his expulsion from the Congress on Wednesday, on grounds of engaging in anti-party activities. A senior figure within the party confirmed this decision, which was prompted by a recent meeting between senior Tripura ministers Ratan Lal Nath and Sushanta Chowdhury with Mia at his residence in Sonamura, located in the Sepahijala district.
The expulsion was officially announced as a six-year suspension from the Congress for his alleged misconduct against the party. As a former state minister, Mia’s resignation signifies a significant shift from his long-standing association with the Indian National Congress. His departure raises questions about the future landscape of political affiliations in Tripura.
Curiously, an imminent joining event under the banner of the BJP is expected to witness the participation of Chief Minister Manik Saha and BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee. This grand event is set to unfold in Kulubari, situated within the Boxanagar Assembly constituency, on Thursday.
Intriguingly, insiders suggest that Mia, accompanied by a substantial group of Congress workers, might formally join the BJP during this event, further fueling speculation about his political switch. The presence of the Chief Minister and the state party president at the by-poll ahead of this move emphasizes the significance of this anticipated transition.
As the political landscape in Tripura undergoes shifts and realignments, the coming days are likely to shed light on the extent of Mia’s influence within the Congress and his potential role within the BJP’s ranks.