A23-member team of poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s company I-PAC, which has been camping in a hotel in Tripura’s Agartala since last week for political assessment for Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) ahead of 2023 state assembly elections, was allegedly not allowed to go out of their hotel for work and was put under “house arrest” by local police.
The TMC, which is making its base strong in Tripura, had recently appointed Ashish Lal Singh as the party president in the state. “This is shameful. The IPAC team came and from night they are undergoing verification and they are almost in house arrest. Is the BJP scared of is this democracy?” asked Singh, who is also the son of Sachindra Lal Singh, the first chief minister of Tripura.
“Our people have been literally put under house arrest for what reason we don’t know. We are looking into the matter,” said the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC).