A day after raising alarm in Delhi against “continuous deterioration of law and order in Tripura” under BJP’s rule over 52 months, Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee threatened to launch a mass movement seeking president’s rule in the state.
Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president Birajit Sinha alleged that BJP cadres under the direction of a cabinet minister stepped up violence and attacks on the opposition supporters and on August 20 night house of a former BJP leader who joined Congress was demolished by bulldozer and valuables were looted in Jirania area of eastern Agartala.
“In connivance with police, BJP cadres attacked the house of Congress leader Keshav Sarkar. They rolled down a bulldozer in the main entrance and demolished all the houses; thereafter, looted cash and valuables from the house,” Sinha alleged.
He pointed out it was the “fifth attack of BJP goons” on Keshav Sarkar in last six months after he joined Congress and the latest one was appeared to be murderous.
“Keshav made calls to the police station, some police officers and sub-divisional police officers for an hour when the miscreants were demolishing and looting his house but none responded. After the miscreants left the place, police came to spot, which indicates police were informed and advised to stay away during the incident and even two days no case has been registered,” Birajit Sinha alleged.
Meanwhile, former BJP minister and now the only Congress MLA in Tripura Sudip Roy Barman said that the worst ever law and order situation of the state has been informed to central leaders and brought to the notice of all concerns.
“Tripura is going for election latest by February next year and there is no administration. A complete jungle raj and there is no chance of any democratic event including holding an election. As many as 604 murders, 678 rioting and 644 kidnapping – all politically motivated registered in Tripura in last 52 months of BJP. Therefore, except president’s rule no other option left for the state,” Barman stated.