Agartala, Mar 12 : The opposition CPI-M organised a protest across Tripura protesting the deteriorating law and order situation of the state and assaulting CPI-M MLA Sudhan Das and five others including police yesterday in their sit-in demonstration protest at Rajnagar in South Tripura.
In a statement, the party alleged that the miscreants wearing saffron scarves suddenly stormed the demonstration place and pelted bricks on the CPI-M workers. They fled away when CPI-M cadres resorted to counter-attack on them. Later, the miscreants set a CPI-M party office on fire and vandalised the house of MLA Das.
A policeman has sustained the injury during the scuffle. Allegedly, despite registering specific complaints against the miscreants, police have not taken any action yet. Rather, the miscreants were allegedly warning the CPI-M supporters in the area openly for violent action unless they joined BJP.
In protest against the incidents and increasing criminal activities in the state, CPI-M has held protest demonstrations in all the sub-divisions seeking action against the accused of the crimes and allowing police to work freely against the criminals. The party also asked the government to direct the police to take action on the FIRs lodged after every attacks and violence in the last three years.
The veteran CPI-M leader and deputy leader of the opposition Badal Chowdhury alleged that in the past two weeks, BJP shielded miscreants had attacked as many as five mass programs of CPI-M in different parts of the state. More than a hundred innocent left supporters were attacked and their houses have been ransacked after the mega rally of CPI-M youth front on Feb 27 last.
Chowdhury along with their leaders was attacked in South Tripura when attending a party program last week and another mega rally of CPI-M was attacked two days ago in Udaipur when former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar was addressing the gathering and the same thing was repeated yesterday in Rajnagar.
“We are surprised to see the decision of the state government to appoint officers to peon in various departments through private agencies. The constitutional bodies like the public service commission have been made defunct in the last three years of BJP rule. Even the small contracts were also awarded to outside firms and the people of Tripura are striving under extreme poverty but Prime Minister Narendra Modi also made all false and fabricated stories of Tripura under BJP rule to misguide the voters of Assam and West Bengal,” Chowdhury stated.
There was hardly any job in the government, no promotion in service, no financial benefit to the employees, no boosting to private entrepreneurs and no compliance to the poll promises made by BJP in the 2018 assembly elections. Instead, the government has snatched away the fundamental rights and freedom of speech and opened the state to outside businessmen to loot it out, Chowdhury alleged.