Since the announcement of the Assembly election results on March 2, over 668 incidents of violence have taken place in Tripura against the Opposition, alleges the Communist Party of India-Marxist CPI(M).
The BJP secured a majority in the polls in the northeastern state, bagging 32 of the 60 Assembly seats.
The left party alleged that at least three persons were killed while over 100 were injured in the episodes of violence unleashed by the saffron party.
In view of the series of attacks since March 2, thousands of people, including women and children, fled from their homes. They took shelter in the jungle and outside the state,” CPI(M)’s Tripura secretary Jitendra Chowdhury, told the media.
He went on to say: “BJP goons and party workers attacked people, burning down their houses and properties. Police remained silent spectators and refused to register FIRs. The Chief Secretary, quoting the Director General of Police, said that 238 people were arrested in connection with the violent incidents. Actually, these 238 people were detained for a while and after some time, were let off.”
He said that a large number of vehicles, shops, business establishments, houses, rubber gardens, fish ponds and other properties belonging to opposition party supporters have been burnt down or destroyed during the past four days.
Chowdhury, accompanied by former Minister Tapan Chakraborty, and Left Front Convener Narayan Kar on Sunday, met the Chief Secretary JK Sinha, regarding the prevailing “violent situation” in the state.