Vol. XLIII No. 01 January 06, 2019
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Tripura: Condemn Attacks on Opposition

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on December 30, 2018

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the unending attacks against the CPI(M) and its leaders in Tripura by goons owing allegiance to the BJP.

In this continuing spiral of violence against the CPI(M), on December 28, Gautam Das, secretary of the Party‚Äôs Tripura state committee along with Ratan Bhowmik, MLA were waylaid and attacked at Bishalgarh town, while they were returning from Mirza, Udaipur. A few days earlier the same gang of miscreants had attacked former minister and current chairperson of the PAC, Bhanulal Saha.

That hoodlums of the ruling party can dare to physically attack top leaders of the main opposition party and its elected representatives in broad daylight speaks volumes of the impunity they enjoy under the current dispensation in the state. Such attacks have become a common feature in Tripura ever since the BJP came to power in the state.

 

It is deplorable that even two days after the violence was reported to the Director General of Police, no action has been taken to arrest the culprits named in the complaint.

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) demands the immediate arrest of the culprits.

It calls upon the people to vociferously protest against these attacks on the Party and the opposition in Tripura.