Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee has slammed the Biplab Deb-led BJP government in Tripura for the recent political violence in the state.
Speaking to the media after arriving in Agartala on Monday morning, Abhishek Banerjee said that “what’s happening in Tripura has never happened anywhere in India”.
He was referring to the attacks on TMC workers and leaders in the state allegedly by “BJP-sheltered goons”.
“Democracy is being murdered in Tripura,” said TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee after landing at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala.
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Meanwhile, the Tripura police has denied the TMC to hold any roadshow or rally in Agartala on Monday during Banerjee’s visit to the city.
The Tripura police has clarified that no permission has been granted either to BJP or TMC to hold rallies and roadshows in Agartala on Monday.
“No permission for roadshow/rally either for BJP or TMC in Agartala today,” informed sub-divisional police officer, Agartala (Sadar) – Ramesh Yadav.
However, both the parties have been granted to hold street corner meets as part of campaigning for the upcoming civic bodies elections.
“Permission for street corner meets granted to both. TMC hasn’t intimated to us the time when they’re going to organise the street corner meet,” the SDPO said.
He added: “The permissions for rallies are denied in view of the tension escalating in the city.”
Notably, a fresh round of political violence has erupted in Agartala following the arrest of TMC youth Congress president Sayani Ghosh by the Tripura police on Sunday on attempt to murder charges.
The police station where Sayani Ghosh has been kept under arrest came under attack twice on Sunday allegedly by “BJP-sheltered goons”.
Moreover, the residence of Tripura TMC convenor Subal Bhowmik also came under attack by suspected “BJP goons” late on Sunday evening.
Many people sustained injuries in the attack at the residence of Subal Bhowmik.
“They (BJP goons) have attacked the Thana again where Sayani Ghosh is under arrest and also attacked our convenor Subal Bhowmik’s house in Agartala. This is mayhem,” senior TMC leader Sushmita Dev said.