At least 30 people of both ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Congress were injured in two separate political confrontations in Tripura.
In addition, a party office of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) was vandalized during the last 24 hours, causing discontent throughout the state.
The CPI-M on Saturday held a rally in the city protesting the increasing incidences of violence on the opposition parties, vandalizing party’s office at Mirza of Udaipur in Gomati district on Friday and assaulting at least five CPI(M) leaders in last three days.
The rally’s organizers marched to Raj Bhawan against the alleged mis-governance of BJP, atrocities committed against the common people on the anniversary of farmers’ protest and eight other demands.
However, the CPI-M leaders addressed the crowd and urged the populace to overthrow the BJP-led government.
They urged the populace to thwart any violent attempts made by the BJP during the polls and said that the violence had increased by the ruling party’s cadres immediately after the Election Commission of India (ECI) representatives visited Tripura, for the 2023 polls.
“We never indulged in violence and encourage our cadres to get involved in unlawful activities but, BJP led government has been continuously terrorizing the situation and carrying out violence on opposition supporters for 57 months. Now, the time has come to resist the attackers to prevent BJP from coming to power,” informed the senior CPI-M leader – Pabitra Kar.
He claimed that ever since the BJP-IPFT administration took office in 2018, miscreants from the BJP have frequently attacked the CPI(M) office at Mirza.