Prithviraj Chouhan on a two-day visit to Tripura

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Agartala, Dec 1 (UNI) Congress General Secretary Prithviraj Chouhan arrived here today on a two-day visit to oversee party activities ahead of the 2008 Assembly elections.

Party sources said Mr Chouhan, Minister of State attached to Prime Minister's Office, would hold a meeting with Congress leaders and activists. Unification initiative of different factions of the party was also on his schedule.

Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Samir Ranjan Barman and several other senior leaders welcomed him at the airport and a bike rally escorted him to the Circuit House.

Besides political and administrative meetings with the respective groups, Mr Chouhan would address five gatherings of party activists and leaders during his visit to Agartala, Mr Barman said.

The TPCC had been facing disputes since long and a large section of party workers, including eight MLAs, were against Mr Barman. They had also been demanding his removal from the post.


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