BJP-CPM clash, three arrested, tension in Murticherra Tea garden areas

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, Updated: November 21, 2020, 06:35:49 AM   

Tension is prevailing in Murticherra Tea Garden areas under Chandipur assembly constituency in Unokoti District following a clash between the supporters of the ruling BJP and the opposition CPIM. Police have arrested three CPI(M) supporters that further escalated tension as the party accused police for arresting innocent people while refrained from taking any action against the BJP supporters who actually resorted to violence. They also demonstrated in front of the Kailasahar Police Station demanded unconditional release of the party workers.

The dispute started on Wednesday when the CITU supporters organized a roadside meeting in support of the proposed nationwide strike on November 26 when a rural Hakim (Rural Medicine seller) lent his mike to the CITU leaders to address the meeting.

CPI(M) alleges that the BJP supporters assaulted Hakim after the meeting for lending his mike to CITU. They also assaulted some CPI(M) supporters while returning from Bhater Bazar where they went after the meeting. On the next day police arrested three persons Biswajit Baraik. Sanjoy Chasha and Suman Bunotanti following a case filed by BJP supporters.

Meanwhile, the BJP supporters organized a large procession in the Murticherra tea garden area protesting against violence by the CPI(M) supporters.

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