"Even today (Saturday)," he added, "70 BJP and CPM supporters joined Congress in the Badarghat (SC-reserved) assembly constituency.
Meanwhile, BJP went from winning no seats in the 2013 assembly election to sweeping the election with 35 seats by itself.
"CPM supporters found it difficult to stay relevant.
AGARTALA: Following its decimation in the assembly election earlier this year, Congress in the state has been working to rebuild its organizational foothold before the Lok Sabha election next year.
"In the assembly polls, Congress contested 58 seats but did not win any - a massive downward slide for a party that was the main opposition in the state with 10 seats.
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