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CPI-M to discuss Tripura political violence

CPI-M to discuss  Tripura political violence

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 April 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Agartala, April 16: The CPI-M will raise post-poll political violence in Tripura at its party congress beginning on Wednesday in Hyderabad, a party leader said on Monday.

“We will circulate a booklet detailing the violent incidents in Tripura after the BJP-led government came to power,” Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Central Committee member Bijan Dhar told the media.

Dhar, before leaving here for Hyderabad, said a team of six Left Front leaders met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday and apprised him about the political violence after the counting of votes of Assembly election on March 3.

“The Chief Minister assured us that he would take appropriate steps,” said Dhar, who is also the Tripura Left Front convener and state Secretary of the CPI-M.

He said Deb told him: “Some ‘evergreen’ members and workers of other political parties, including the CPI-M, joined the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and they are creating problems.”

Dhar said the Left Front leaders told the Chief Minister that 602 offices of the party and frontal organizations were attacked, occupied or burnt down across Tripura since March 3 by workers of the BJP and its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT).

“Over 2,055 houses and shops of Left members and supporters were burnt down, ransacked and attacked by BJP-IPFT workers. A large number of various assets including rubber gardens have been damaged or set on fire.”

The CPI-M leader said within 48 hours of the Left leaders meeting the Chief Minister, the BJP-IPFT workers attacked party offices at Mohanpur, Melaghar and Mandai and damaged furniture and other properties. (IANS)

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