Tripura CM to attend Kejriwal-convened CMs’ meet in capital


Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar would attend the chief ministers’ meet called by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 30 September, an official said in Agartala on Sunday.

A top official at the Tripura chief minister’s secretariat said, “Sarkar would participate in the September 30 chief ministers’ conclave in New Delhi. The meet would discuss Centre-state relations.”

Sarkar, who is leading the country’s only left front government, is in his fourth term, and is now in Delhi to attend the meeting of the Communist Party of India-Marxist.

The official said that Sarkar on 24 August met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and discussed issues related to the country’s federal structure.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend the 30 September meet as well, while it is not clear whether non-BJP chief ministers would take part in it.

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury had said that after Kejriwal became chief minister, his party had suggested him to convene a meeting of non-BJP chief ministers.