Tripura News: Cong to collect info on Covid victims, send data to Sonia

Agartala, Jun 15, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) has planned to collect data of Covid victims in Tripura. This initiative will also help the Congress to stand by the side of the people during crisis ridden period.

Addressing a press conference in Agartala on Tuesday, TPCC president Pijush Kanti Biswas said, “We will collect information about who died of Covid19 in the State and will also collect phone numbers of deceased persons’ family members. The data will be sent to Sonia Gandhi and she will do the needful for the benefits of the victims’ family”.    

In this connection, Biswas also took a jibe at State Government’s announcement to pay financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh to each of Covid victims’ family. He alleged that no one had received the assistance as promised.

Biswas slammed the State Government on prevailing law and order condition in the State. He referred to narco trading and insecurity of women in the State and urged the State Government to take stern actions to prevent such crimes. On the security of women issue, Biswas came down heavily at incumbent Government. Alleging that women are feeling insecure due to rising incidences of rape in the State, he said, there exists no rule of law.

The PCC chief also said, Police are arresting the culprits who are raping women – but this alone will not bring any respite for women of the State. He also expressed shock that despite Corona Curfew in force, culprits are committing the crimes, Police miserably failed to prevent it.

“We condemn this. We are urging the Chief Minister who is also handling the Home department to speak on the issue and take effective steps to restore rule of law in the State”, Biswas said.

Biswas alleged narcotic trade in the State is ‘thriving’ due to direct and indirect patronage of ‘influential’ persons. Ganja and various other sorts of drugs are ruining the future of the youth – but Police are not taking any concrete step against the persons involved in this trade. In some cases, Police are seizing the narco products – but the real culprits remain elusive, he commented.

Biswas also criticized Government’s decision to issue licenses for opening foreign liquor shops randomly.