BJP national president JP Nadda at his arrival in Agartala on August 28 | BJP Tripura

BJP national president JP Nadda arrived in Agartala on August 28 on a two-day Tripura visit to strengthen the party and re-organise different wings of the party as part of the dry-run for upcoming assembly elections slated for early next year.

Immediately after arrival, he attended the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat programme along with the party leaders followed by an initial discussion with the newly appointed BJP state president Rajib Bhattacharjee and chief minister Manik Saha.

He was welcomed by both Bhattacharjee and Saha at MBB airport along with deputy CM Jishnu Dev Varma and other party leaders. Nadda is scheduled to hold a meeting with the leaders of BJP’s partner in the government IPFT at night before meeting with the core committee members of the state committee.

The BJP chief would meet separately with BJP office bearers and state Morcha presidents, tribal leaders including MLAs and members of the development council, BJP MLAs, and ministers tonight.

JP Nadda will address a mega rally on August 29 at Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District (ADC) headquarters at Khumulwng challenging royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman whose party TIPRA Motha ruled ADC.

The RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also visited the state and took stock of the situation. Bhagwat also met Pradyot’s mother Bibhu Kumari Devi at the palace.

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