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Ex-CM Biplab Kumar Deb.

The opposition Left Front and the Congress said law and order has totally collapsed in Tripura.

Workers of their parties have come under attack from the saffron camp activists on several occasions, they said.

State Congress chief Pijush Biswas said his partyworkers have been stopped from distributing relief to people, who were finding it difficult to make ends meet amid the lockdown.

‘BJP activists are attacking our workers across the state — from Ranir Bazar, Teliamura in West Tripura district to Nalua in South Tripura. Several Congress workers were assaulted when they tried distributing essential items among people. The saffron party has let loose a reign of terror in the state,’ the TPCC president told reporters on Monday.

He pointed out that no police action was taken, even after complaints were lodged.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Left Front said there have been at least seven cases of murder, 16 of unnatural death, seven rapes, four thefts, among other crimes, since the beginning of the month.

The claim by state education minister Ratan Lal Nath on June 26 that ‘law and order situation in the state has improved’ is bereft of truth, it said.

At least three attacks have been carried out on CPI (M) offices, and around 25 instances of assault on Left Front party workers have been recorded, besides multiple attacks on blood donation camps, and relief distribution programmes, the statement said.

“Even during a ceremony to pay homage to martyred Indian soldiers, the anti-social elements of the ruling party attacked our workers. If these incidents do not prove that the law and order situation in Tripura is at stake, then what will?’ the statement added.

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