CPI-M leader urges Tripura government to stop attacks on opposition

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  • General Secretary Sitaram urged the government in Tripura to stop the alleged attack
  • The CPI-M leader also appealed the BJP-IPFT  to ensure peace

General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Monday urged the newly elected government in Tripura to stop the alleged attack as soon as possible. The CPI-M leader also appealed the BJP-IPFT  to ensure peace, treatment of those suffered in the violent attack and to provide compensation package who are affected.

Yechuri who was addressing a press conference slammed RSS said that the party can pull down statues but they cant pull down an ideology after visiting the College Square in Belonia of South Tripura district, where a statue of Communist icon Lenin was pulled down.

As per reports, around 200 party offices were devastated, 3000 party supporters were attacked and any leaders had to leave the houses because of the threat after BJP-IPFT alliance secured victory in the election.

Similar incidents of burning the houses and property of CPI-M workers and party offices have also been reported but police did not take any action. In some of the areas, BJP-IPFT workers blocked the business of opposition CPI-M supporters after the election results, which triggered terror situation across the state but BJP leaders kept mum over it.

Earlier, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram termed the attacks by the BJP-RSS and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) anti-democratic and fascist and said that he will take up the challenge.

Yechury further added that the saffron brigade had never expanded its mass base or social network without resorting to political violence and pointed out that every single judicial inquiry following communal riots in the country had directly held the RSS responsible for communal polarization.

 He also accused the BJP of aligning with separatist elements like the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) in Tripura for electoral benefits.
Meanwhile, on the day a BJP government headed by 48-year-old Biplab Kumar Deb took oath in Tripura, the Left parties held the protest march in Delhi seeking an end to post-poll violence in the State.
Source Input: Financial express

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