Demanding an immediate intervention to stop all post-poll violence and maintain peace in the state, former CM and opposition leader Manik Sarkar met CM Biplab Kumar Deb at his official residence.
A six-member delegation of the Tripura CPI(M) under Sarkar’s leadership of and submitted a memorandum in the above matter. While interacting with media he said that “After there were protests from all corners, we felt that no more attacks will take place but since the declaration of the election results till today there have been several organised attacks. The government should immediately take measures to stop all these attacks. Steps should be taken against all those involved in these attacks,”
Sarkar also thanked Deb for keeping their request to meet at a short notice. He also said that “Deb patiently read their note and gave his views on which sectors he would give immediate importance to from the government side to improve the situation”.
- The violence got actually started on March 3, 2018 when BJP-IPFT came to power dethroning the 25-year-old regime of the Left Front government in Tripura.
- Sarkar in the media interaction said that “We have noticed that CPI(M) offices, leaders and cadres are the main targets of these attacks. Ex MPs, MLAs and former MLAs beside representative of various elected bodies were also attacked and all this has come out in the media.”
- The CPI(M) leader also expressed his concern about the organized attacks to terrorize people in a fe minority residing areas.
- According to Sarkar, incidents were organized to divide the population on the basis of tribal and non-tribal communities and break the heritage ethnic unity among the population.