TMC MP Sushmita Dev claimed that the only way to defeat the BJP was to form an alliance of like-minded parties that excluded Congress. Dev opened the All India Trinamool Congress's Cachar unit's office at Park Road in Silchar on Thursday. Dev told a workers' meeting that the TMC's state headquarters will invariably be created in Guwahati since the party would emerged as the main opposition in Assam.
Susmita, who left the Congress a few months ago, elaborated on her point, saying that the opposition leaders in Assam were actually fighting among themselves to keep Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's good graces. Because there is no opposition in Assam, the misery, hardship, and dissatisfaction of the ordinary people cannot be properly and honestly addressed in an open forum, according to Sushmita, who said that only the TMC could fill this void. "Get ready for a bigger fight from now on," she spiritedly appealed to the workers.
"At least four more Arunachal Pradesh youths are still in Ukraine," stated the officer. So because Ukrainian airspace has been closed since February 24 due to the Russian military operation, India has begun evacuating its citizens through special aircraft from Ukraine's western neighbours such as Romania, Hungary, and Poland.
On Thursday, the IAF and Indian carriers would carry 3,726 people from Ukraine's neighbouring countries back to India, as according Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Being questioned by the media after the workers' meet, Sushmita said, party here in Cachar was in the process of being organised. Till now the Cachar unit had received seven thousand applications for membership. On Thursday itself 1,028 persons had joined TMC. Sushmita said, the TMC did not participate in the current civic body poll as the party was organisationally not in a position to field candidates in numbers. Further contesting half-heartedly would invite blame for the party for dividing opposition votes.
Sushmita today made it clear that in Assam, NRC would be the main issue of the TMC against the BJP. She said, people went through a massive ordeal to prove their citizenship and finally the BJP sent the document to cold storage as it did not suit their agenda. Sushmita made oblique criticism against Dr Rajdeep Roy and Dipayan Chakraborty, MP and MLA of Silchar respectively as she said, the prestigious constituency had now practically no presence either in Lok Sabha or in the Assembly.