A five-member Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) delegation led by former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar met CM Biplab Deb in Agartala to discuss the ongoing agitation by sacked teachers in the State.

The CPI-M delegation led by Manik Sarkar demanded the State Government to take a serious note about the ongoing agitation by the sacked teachers and address their grievances immediately.

Later speaking to the media after the meeting with Chief Minister Biplab Deb, Manik Sarkar said that after the Tripura High Court and the Supreme Court terminated the jobs of 10,323 government teachers in 2011, 2014 and 2017, the then Left Front Government created 13,000 posts to accommodate these teachers alternatively.

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Slamming the BJP-led Government in Tripura, Manik Sarkar said, “The BJP while campaigning for the 2018 Assembly polls had promised to regularise the jobs of these sacked teachers if they come to power. But nothing has been done”.

Meanwhile, the protests by the sacked teachers in Tripura entered its 18th day on Thursday.

The teachers have been braving the cold weather as they continue their sit-in demonstration day and night and vowed to continue their agitation until the Government reinstated their jobs.

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