BJP MLA Ashis Das, who joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on October 31, on Sunday evening alleged that the “saffron party-backed goons assaulted him” in northern Tripura.

Das alleged that he was attacked by BJP workers while he was returning to the district headquarters after completing an organizational programme at Bagbassa.

Das has lodged a complaint at the Panisagar police station following the incident but no arrest has been made by police.

Taking a dig at Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb he said that he was one of the architects to install the BJP government in Tripura in 2018 and he would take all recourse against Sunday’s attack.

“BJP by attacking the Trinamool Congress would not be able to prevent the party (TMC) from coming to power in 2023 assembly polls,” he said.

The ruling BJP is yet to take any action after Das joined the TMC more than 55 days ago. A TMC statement said that violence in Tripura continued “in BJP’s Gunda Raj”.

“Biplab Deb’s goons brutally thrashed him (Ashish Das) near Dharmanagar. Das was en route to Dharmanagar after attending a party programme. Biplab Deb’s people held him, assaulted him and tore his clothes. This is completely unacceptable,” the statement said.

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