The Left Front in Tripura, led by the opposition CPI-M, has accused the BJP-led Tripura Government of “not standing” with the people of the State during COVID-19 pandemic. 

The CPI-M accused the Tripura Government of not doing enough for the poorer section of the society in the times of pandemic. 

Briefing the media in Agartala, CPI-M State Secretary – Gautam Das said: “Since the pandemic broke out last year, the CPI-M has been urging the State Government to provide 10 kilos of rice and pulses along with Rs 7,500 as financial assistance as works under MGNREGA in rural areas and TUEP in urban areas had reduced to a certain extent. But the government did not pay any heed to the demands of the opposition party.” 

“Curfew during the second wave started since May 14. For how many days, people will continue with one-time assistance of Rs 1000 and rice, lentils, pulses, potatoes, onions and edible oil distributed once? And there is a doubt about how many families have received out of enlisted 7 lakh families in Tripura by the government administration,” Das added. 

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The CPI-M further accused the ruling BJP Government in Tripura of not handling the COVID-19 pandemic in the State properly. 

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