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Tripura CPI leader defects to JD(U)

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Former and senior CPI leader has joined the (United), alleging that that the CPI (M)-led Left Front, during its rule in the state, never practiced what they preached.

Riyan, who served as for home (prisons) during the rule, claimed that that he was inspired by the principles of JD(U) chief

"The CPI (M) and other Left parties talk of equal distribution of wealth, but they never practice the policy. I have joined the JD(U) as I believe in the principles of Nitish Kumar," he told reporters Thursday at Shantirbazaar in South Tripura district, about 90 km from here.

Riyan also alleged that about one year had passed since 2018 assembly elections, but no one from the has bothered to enquire about him.

At a press meet here later in the day, CPI state secretary said that the disgruntled leader has been expelled for "anti-party activities".

"We had information that was maintaining close contact with anti-Left His defection to (United) is an act of treachery against the Left democratic movement and the people of Shantirbazaar assembly constituency, which he had once represented," Majumder added.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 10:20 IST