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CPI(M) and Congress allege post-poll violence in West Tripura

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, May 14, 2019: CPI (M) delegation once again met the CEO, Tripura and DGP during deputations mentioning several incidents of post-poll violence in different parts of the state after re-polls in 168 booths of the West Tripura Lok Sabha seat and demanded legal action against all attackers and adequate security for their supporters.

After re-polls, several FIRs were lodged in different police stations of the constituency and reports from Dhanpur assembly constituency under West Tripura seat said that two polling agents of Congress and a TSR jawan were also beaten up by allegedly supporters of ruling part for their participation in re-polls on Sunday. After the reports of post-poll violence, Congress candidate Subal Bhowmik accompanied by other leaders of the party met the victim party supporters and visited violence hit areas. They also met the subdivisional poll and police authorities demanding immediate action against all attackers.

However, a team of CPI (M) leaders including West Tripura's candidate Sankar Prasad Datta on Monday also submitted deputations before the CEO and DGP and urged them for legal action against all 'perpetrators'.

CPI(M) leaders through their memorandum said that through re-polls in 168 booths completed peacefully, but immediately after the re-poll was over, disturbing news of attacks and raids on the houses of opposition supporters are continue in various polling areas.

Giving a list of incidents of violent attack allegedly organized by the ruling workers after the re-poll, Sankar Prasad Datta in his separate letters to CEO and DGP said, earlier, they made several complaints of threats and intimidation by BJP supporters resorted in almost all the poll bound areas to frighten the opposition polling agents and the common voters so that they cannot go to polling booth to cast their votes.

"Although a section of opposition voters did not approach to the polling booth to cast vote,  but large number of them,  exercised their right to vote courageously defying threat and intimidation of BJP workers", said Datta.

Giving the list of violent attacks, physical assaults and raids on the houses of the CPI (M) polling agents and voters, Datta said the election authority cannot disown its responsibility and should take immediate action to maintain the general law and order of the state.

They also requested the authorities to treat their complaints as FIRs and initiate investigation of each of the incidents and book the accused immediately.

Meanwhile, condemning the attacks of their supporters, Congress candidate Subal Bhowmik said that if the ruling party could not stopped their violent attacks on opposition supporters, then they will organize statewide movements. He also urged the police authorities to take immediate action based on the FIRs filed by their workers. 

   (Tripurainfo)

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