Agartala: At least seven persons sustained injuries in a clash between the supporters of the BJP and Congress over collection of nomination papers for the election of a co-operative society at Bagbasa in Dharmanagar sub-division of North Tripura district.
The election for Kameswar Co-operative Society is scheduled to be held on January 9 and Wednesday was the last date for collection of nomination papers for the five posts of the managing committee.
The BJP supporters collected their nomination early in the day and after that the Congress supporters gone there to collect papers. Election officer Sadhan Chakma and the manager of the society Manju Aditya was present there.
It is alleged that the officials were delaying in issuing the nomination papers to the congress supporters and let the last time for collecting of nomination paper to expire.
Being denied of collecting nomination papers the Congress supporters started demonstrating in front of the office and locked the doors keeping the officials inside. This led to an altercation with the BJP supporters who were waiting in front of the office since morning and ultimately led to a scuffle and an unruly situation. Both the side used lathi and other weapons till the police appeared in the scene. In the milieu at list seven persons sustained injury and one of them had to be shifted to GB Hospital in Agartala. BJP alleged that the Congress supporters reached the office after the last time for withdrawal expired which the Congress supporters denied. Both the sides filed complain to police but none has been arrested so far.