Agartala: With the campaigning for the Lok Sabha election gaining momentum, a number of violent incidents have been reported from different parts of the State. In most of the cases, the Opposition party candidates and workers are being attacked.
In the latest incident of violence reported from Bishalghar in Sipahijala district, former Chief Minister and leader of the Opposition Manik Sarkar and Congress candidate Subal Bhowmik was attacked in two separate places and had to come back without holding the scheduled meetings. The first incident took place when Manik Sarkar went to Dhanpur to attend an election rally in support of the CPI(M) candidate for West Tripura constituency Sahankar Prasad Datta.
As soon as Sarkar reached Dhanpur, a group of ‘BJP supporters’ assembled there, showed black flag and raised slogans ‘go back Manik Sarkar’. The police on duty immediately cordoned them but could not remove them from the place. Gradually the numbers of demonstrators increased and allegedly some stones were pelted towards the dais from where Manik Sarkar was supposed to address the rally. After that, Sarkar decided not to address the rally and returned to Agartala.
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