AGARTALA: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said that the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) protested against the post-poll violence in Trinamool-ruled West Bengal, adding that protests will be held across the country also on Thursday. Deb, also a former State president of BJP, claimed that at least six partymen were murdered and scores were injured in the post-poll violence in Bengal.
Demanding an immediate halt to the ''barbaric violence'', the Chief Minister said that except in Bengal, no violence has been reported from the four other States/UT that went to the polls.
In Tripura, five candles were lit by each of the party functionaries, MLAs, ministers, local leaders and workers in their areas on Wednesday by maintaining the COVID-related protocols to protest against the political violence in Bengal.
''Trinamool Congress supremoMamata Banerjee did not win in Nandigram. Had I lost the election myself, I would not have sat on the CM's chair. It's a question of morality,'' said Deb.
Meanwhile, around 400 BJP functionaries and their family members fled from West Bengal to Assam following the post-poll violence in Bengal, claimed senior BJP leader and Assam Minister HimantaBiswaSarma on Tuesday night.
Sarma, who is the convener of the BJP-led anti-Congress alliance of regional parties -- NEDA (North East Democratic Alliance) -- said in a tweet: ''In a sad development, 300-400 Bengal karyakartas (functionaries) and their family members have crossed over to Dhubri in Assam after being confronted with brazen persecution and violence. We're giving shelter and food.
''Didi must stop this ugly dance of demonocracy,'' said Sarma, tagging @MamataOfficial in his tweet. Sources in Assam police also said that a few hundred men, women and children took shelter in western Assam's Dhubri district, who are being given food and shelter by the local people and the district administration. (IANS)