Northeast Tripura

Former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar to meet PM and President of India regarding atrocities on opposition leaders

Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said the opposition left front will knock the Prime Minister and President of India’s doors to appease them about the alleged atrocities on it’s members after the Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Governor Ramesh Bais has turned deaf ears to their pleas.

During a media interaction at the state capital Agartala on Sunday afternoon, the opposition leader in the Tripura Assembly, Sarkar said the move has been neccesiated as the BJP-led alliance government under CM Deb, who also holds the Home portfolio, has failed to control the violence against opposition leaders across the state.

He further alleged that the government machineries and police has turned into a “puppet of the ruling party” and diminished into a mere mute spectator while laws have been violated at several instances.

“CPIM State Secretariat body had met with both Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Governor Ramesh Bais at Raj Bhavan and apprised about the ongoing unlawful activities across Tripura. They both had assured from next day onwards, no violence and attack will take place. Further, thr Governor had assured that the matter will be discussed with Chief Minister and DGP”, Sarkar, who is also a politburo of CPIM, said.

However, those requests did not bear any results, Sarkar said adding, “On March 03, CM made a statement in the state Assembly, from that day and till date, 200 incidents of attacks on houses of opposition workers took place in Tripura. After CPIM state secretariat body met with the Governor, more that 60 incidents of attacks on houses and financial assaults took place.”

Delving into statistics since the BJP-led government took charge on 2028, Sarkar said, “In two years from June 28, 2019 to June 25, 2021, nine incidents of mob-lynching and custodial deaths took place across the state. Five custodial deaths took place at Udaipur, West Agartala police station, Central Jail, Amarpur sub-jail and Kamalpur police station. All these worrying situation”.

Sarkar said that during COVID-19 pandemic and the curfew imposed due to it, irrespective of political colour and identification, people have come forward to distribute sanitizers, masks and ration kits, but many have come under attacks by the BJP workers across the state while doing that. He raised the question, if there is no right foe humans to stand along each other and help the distressed people during such unavoidable circumstances.

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