GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday downplayed the Congress-Left alliance in election-bound Tripura, alluding it to a combination of two “zeros”.
“Zero and zero is zero. The Congress is zero country-wide while the Communists are zero world-wide. So, for us, there is nothing to be worried about,” Sarma told journalists in Agartala, flanked by his Tripura counterpart Manik Saha.
The BJP is facing a challenge this election but the Assam CM exuded confidence the party would better its 2018 results. It had won 36 of the 60 seats in the last election and formed a coalition government with ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura which bagged 8 seats. They forged a pre-poll alliance this election. Tripura will go to elections on February 16.