Tripura 2018

CPI(M) complains of BJP violence in Tripura

Post-election disturbance: A CPI(M) worker injured in a lathi-charge amid clashes in Agartala on Saturday.  

Top BJP leaders appealed for calm in Tripura on Sunday amid reports of sporadic violence after the Assembly election results were declared on Saturday. The BJP-IPFT alliance ended the 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front by winning 43 of the 59 seats.

A CPI(M) delegation on Sunday met the Director-General of Police Akhil Kumar Shukla to complain of “large-scale attacks and threats across Tripura”. The delegation, led by Shankar Prasad Datta, MP, said several party cadres were injured and many party offices razed.

The team demanded adequate deployment of security forces in disturbed areas, frequent patrolling and arrest of culprits. Mr. Shukla assured the delegation of swift action for maintenance of law and order.

Sporadic incidents were reported from different places after BJP workers and supporters started celebrating the stunning victory of their coalition, which unseated the CPI(M) from its bastion.

The police confirmed that a few people sustained minor wounds in stray incidents.Top BJP leaders, including the party’s State president, Biplab Kumar Deb, made repeated appeals for calm.


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