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BJP, CPM clashes left 20 injured in Tripura; Manik Sarkar slams govt

Law and order situation at Hapania area of West Tripura and Rajnagar of South Tripura continued to be tensed following conflict between BJP cadres and CPI (M) supporters when the later assembled to celebrate centenary of communist movement in India.

According to police, at least 20 people of both the parties were injured in the clash but nobody was arrested.

A report claimed that eight CPI (M) supporters were injured at Hapania party office. It was alleged that the CPI (M) party office was ransacked, and supporters were beaten up in presence of security personnel.

Similarly, in Rajnagar, clashes broke out between BJP and CPI (M) supporters. Local reports said that at least 10 people were injured.

Leader of opposition and former chief minister Manik Sarkar alleged that after BJP government came to power in the state, attack on opposition has increased manifolds. They vandalized CPI (M) party offices, looted the valuables and evicted a large number of CPI (M) supporters in rural areas of the state, he said.

“In spite of our repeated request and appeal to chief minister to stop such activities and vendetta politics and pursue the development agenda as promised by BJP before last assembly elections to progress Tripura, unfortunately nothing has happened so far. Rather the attacks on opposition and democratic institutions have been increasing day by day and the state becomes poorer due to failure of BJP-IPFT government,” Sarkar added.

He further alleged the state government failed to arrest the price rise of essential commodities, improve law and order situation, provide jobs to educated youths, no work for rural people and no development works for past two years besides, large scale corruption and misuse of public funds.


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