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‘State Faced No Mob Attack in 25 Years of Left Rule’ : Former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

Manik Sarkar
Former Tripura CM Manik Sarkar (File Photo)

Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that no incident of lynching occurred in the 25-year rule of the Left Front in the state and said that such incidents occur when a government is failing to stand on its promises and wants to divert the attention of people pointing fingers at it. Manik Sarkar, the Left leader, who was recently in Delhi to participate in a protest organised by the five Left parties against the “murder of democracy” in Tripura and West Bengal, alleged that the BJP failed to fulfil the promises it made in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and was trying to divide society on the basis of class and creed.

The former Tripura Chief Minister claimed that the lynching of four people in Tripura is such an incident that never happened in the 25-year-long Left Front rule. He further added that incidents like lynching, child lifting, is also a part of the BJP’s “sinister design” to divert people’s attention from the failures of its government at the Centre. According to him, “such incidents happen when the government cannot fulfill the promises made during elections and wants to divert the attention of people pointing fingers at them.”

While talking to Media he alleged “A motion is taking shape against them as they are failed the people. The BJP is afraid now as the people started realising and have turned against them. Suddenly, lynchings have started. This is the way they want to divert people’s attention from their weaknesses.”

“Now starvation has started. The situation has put pressure on the state economy. Trade and business have come to a standstill. People have started questioning the government,” he claimed.