Tripura: Jiten, Manik blast BJP over violence after by-poll results announced

Agartala, Jun 27, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

The CPM leaders visited different areas in Agartala on Monday and met the poll violence victims. As tension erupted on Sunday in Agartala after the by-poll results of the four Assembly constituencies were announced, miscreants set on fire a shop in Shyamali Bazar area in Agartala.


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Tripura-CPM-Post-poll-violenceNotably, results of by-polls to four Assembly seats were announced on Sunday in which BJP won in 4 seats and Congress one seat. CPM and other parties drew a blank.


Protesting the violence, CPM supporters blocked the GB road at Shyamali Bazar on Monday.


CPM leaders slammed the administration and BJP activists for the incident. Condemning the incident CPM leaders including State Party secretary Jitendra Chowdhury and Politburo member Manik Sarkar visited the area and vented anger at the alleged inactive role of the administration.   


Jitendra Chowdhury, pointing to the burnt shop, alleged this is what the BJP calls democracy.


“Before the polls, BJP does not allow others to campaign. On polling day, they prevented genuine voters to cast votes and bring goons from outside for polling. After election results are out – no matter whether they win or lose in that ‘farce’ election – they will resort to violence”, Chowdhury alleged and added such activities show that BJP has no respect for the Indian democracy and Indian Constitution.


He alleged that BJP supporters had unleashed violence in other parts of Agartala and the state on Sunday. They destroyed properties and looted money and ornaments of innocent people.


“We are travelling different areas in Agartala on Monday and witnessing the same ugly picture everywhere”, Chowdhury alleged.


Manik Sarkar expressed anger over the poll-related violence unleashed by the BJP.


“They did not allow voters to cast votes – and now they attacking the people – what is this?”, he commented. After inspecting the wreckage of the burnt shop, he asked, "Where is the government?" Where is the administration? Nothing can be seen in the state”.