AGARTALA: According to MLA Saha, CPI(M) received permission in advance to organise a street corner and gathering in front of their party office in Charilam, which is part of the Sepahijala district.
More than 15 employees, including the former minister and CPI(M) MLA Bhanu Lal Saha, were hurt after BJP supporters allegedly attacked the opposition party without warning.
After a BJP employee is said to have attacked him, the CPI(M) member identified as Saheed Mia passed away from his wounds.
According to MLA Saha, CPI(M) received permission in advance to organise a street corner and gathering in front of their party office in Charilam, which is part of the Sepahijala district.
They attacked us and threw a bomb at us with the purpose to kill us. Nevertheless, some people managed to find cover, but as BJP supporters threw stones at us, I was hit in the nose and head. Later, we went into an ATM, where they attacked us as well. Thanks to my PG, I just barely escaped, said MLA Saha while receiving medical attention in a hospital.
He continued by saying that more than 15 CPI(M) employees had been hurt.
"It was part of our party's preplanned schedule, and prior approval was also obtained. When we were holding a meeting in front of our party office in Charilam, the police were nearby. Suddenly, the BJP gathered uninvitedly and began throwing bricks, stones, bottles, and bombs at us. Additionally, they violently assaulted a few of our employees. More members of our party have sought refuge in some homes or businesses, he claimed.
Additionally, Saha claims that BJP members have threatened to kill him.
The CPI(M) workers also retaliated shortly after the BJP workers allegedly launched the attack, which is when things started to get worse. To keep things law and orderly, a sizable police and CRPF contingent was sent out.