Newly-appointed Congress president in Tripura, Pradyot Kishore Debburman invited all the former party leaders to return to the Congress on Sunday assuring all that they would be given due respect.
Debburman was the working president of the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee before being appointed as the president by the party leader, Rahul Gandhi on February 25th.
He met the expelled leader and former CM Samir Ranjan Barman on Saturday asking him to get back to the party.Barman hadn’t joined any party after his expulsion from the Congress in March 2017 and accepted Debburman's invitation and rejoined the party on Saturday. Quite a lot of leaders, led by former Pradesh Congress president Sudip Roy Barman, defected to the Trinamool Congress in 2016 and further changed camp to join the BJP in 2017.
Deburman said, "I believe that no problem should be there if we give everyone their due respect. I would like to organize a meeting of the former chief minister Samir Ranjan Barman with party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. I shall also talk to all other leaders and take their advice in this regard,"
He also said that he would try to strengthen the organization in Tripura with the participation of educated and honest people.
He also called out the frustration of the youths as a reason of the unfulfilled poll pledges made by the BJP and the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura in the state.