The CPI-M in Tripura has threatened to launch a state-wide agitation over alleged attacks on the members of the opposition parties allegedly by the ruling BJP workers. 

The CPI-M has accused the ruling BJP in Tripura of “not allowing” opposition parties to conduct political activities “with the help of the police”. 

This statement from the Tripura CPI-M came a day after at least eight workers of the Left party, including a woman, were allegedly attacked by BJP workers at Ranirbazaar near Agartala on Sunday. 

Reportedly, of the eight injured persons, condition of two are stated to be critical and are being treated at the Agartala Medical College Hospital. 

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“SP (West) Manik Das assured me of action (against accused). But even after 24 hours, the accused are roaming freely. We want the goons who attacked the CPI-M workers to be arrested immediately,” senior CPI-M leader and former Tripura minister Manik Dey said. 

He added: “If the police fail to arrest the culprits, we will launch a stir across the state.” 

Manik Dey further alleged that the workers who attacked the CPI-M members work for BJP leader and Tripura minister Sushanta Choudhury. 

He slammed the BJP-IPFT government for allegedly running the state like “jungle raj” ever since it came to power in 2018. 

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Notably, Ranirbazaar near Agartala has been an epicentre of political violence between the ruling BJP and opposition CPI-M. 

“Ranirbazaar witnessed several violent incidents after BJP came into power. CPI-M offices were gutted, a large number of supporters were beaten, many party workers fled from their houses and were unable to return home till now, which is unprecedented in a democratic setup,” Manik Dey said. 

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