Agartala, Mar10 : The CPI (M) held a protest rally here on Tuesday against the alleged attack on its party office at Bordowali in Agartala on Monday night when the ruling BJP was celebrating its formation of government in Tripura. The party also alleged that their leaders in South Tripura, including sitting MLA Sudhan Das, were attacked by BJP goons this afternoon at Rangamura area of Belonia.
Das narrowly escaped physical assault and took shelter in a police outpost while another senior leader Yudhishthir Das was beaten up severely. According to reports, at least eight workers of BJP’s ally IPFT were also allegedly assaulted by BJP supporters during the celebration of the second anniversary of BJP government in Tripura in Bishnupur village of Sabroom in South Tripura on Monday.
The injured IPFT leaders are undergoing treatment in local hospital, the reports added. However, the state BJP denied the allegation and urged the police to take action against the accused persons. Meanwhile, the CPI (M) here stated that the BJP miscreants at the behest of the local MLA set their party office on fire late night.
Since the office is located in a thickly populated area, immediate action from the local people and fire service averted a major accident. Posters with death warnings were found pasted on the office wall of CPI(M) party office, party leader Pabitra Kar said. He said the posters threatened the CPI (M) supporters and workers to abstain from party activities or get killed. Kar said such blatant attacks and warnings indicated complete lawlessness in the state.
"The area has been traditionally known to be a peaceful area even during the most turbulent times when political tension and polarization reigned supreme, but now-a-days under Biplab Deb’s rule criminals are being mobilised to destroy peace even in places like these," he said. (UNI)