The Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman and TIPRA chairman Pradyot Debbarman have claimed that violence erupted in different parts of Tripura during polling for the civic bodies in the state.
The Tripura Trinamool Congress (TMC) has claimed that the “goons of the BJP” are resorting to violence by beating up voters and candidates of other parties during polling.
“Voters are being beaten. Tripura BJP has now started assaulting the voters. Can we call this democracy? Can we call this free and fair elections?” the TMC questioned.
It added: “The Presiding officer and the booth agent of Tripura BJP are denying our agents to enter the polling stations. The returning officer, despite being informed, is yet to send any forces. Appalling situation!”
Our candidate from Ward Number 51 was BRUTALLY ATTACKED! His eyes are swollen and he is seriously injured!@BJP4Tripura goons are not sparing anyone! Complete disregard for the Hon'ble Supreme Court! pic.twitter.com/5WnsdXBOLy
— AITC Tripura (@AITC4Tripura) November 25, 2021
“Elderly people are being pushed and thrashed by BJP goons for exercising their rights,” the TMC further claimed.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader and former Tripura health minister Sudip Roy Barman has also confirmed incidents of violence during polling for the civic bodies.
“Incidents of violence has come to my notice in different areas. This is not good for democracy,” BJP MLA Sudip Roy Barman said while briefing the media in Agartala.
On the other hand, TIPRA chairman Pradyot Debbarman has also claimed that his party workers were also attacked by the BJP workers.
“Violence happening in Vijay Kumar choumohqni where Tipra Motha workers are being attacked by BJP workers,” tweeted Pradyot Debbarman.
Violence happening in Vijay Kumar choumohqni where Tipra Motha workers are being attacked by BJP workers
— Pradyot_Tripura (@PradyotManikya) November 25, 2021