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Democracy in Peril : Attacks upon Opposition leaders began in Trpura after Modi visit, Ex-Minister Badal Chaudhury attacked by BJP goons, TSR saved CPI-M leaders via border route
TIWN Feb 10, 2019
Democracy in Peril : Attacks upon Opposition leaders began in Trpura after Modi visit, Ex-Minister Badal Chaudhury attacked by BJP goons, TSR saved CPI-M leaders via border route
PHOTO : Right : Badal Chaudhury visited Belonia partty offices demolished spots, Left (Top): PM Modi, Left (Bottom) : Congress protesting #GoBackNarendraModi

AGARTALA / BELONIA, Feb 10 (TIWN): Day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Astabal rally claimed that Tripura’s law and order has been developed a lot under BJP era and no more attacks and threats are existing on people, once again brutal attack took place on opposition leaders. This time former CPI-M Minister Badal Chaudhury, MP Shankar Prasad Datta, ex-MLA Basudeb Majumder and many more CPI-M leaders were attacked at Paschim Pahar area near Ekinpur of Belonia under South Tripura District. Addressing media, Badal Chaudhury said, “Total programme of today was informed to police. Since 10 am we started from Radhanagar covering areas as Dimatali, Ekinpur, Gouranga Bazar, Chottakhola. Covering all the areas we were on the way to return and was at Radhanagar, talking to the local people and BJP bike-team started following us. Till Radhanagar all were okay, but when were at the Paschim-pahar, area we found that our party office was totally damaged and cleaned already. Suddenly that group of youths attempted to attack us at there, but we overcome that risk and then came at Dimatali. That area’s party office was also damaged. We went to the house of Harekrishna Pal, who is right now very ill. He was the founder of the party office at there, but as soon as we came out of his home, we faced another attack”.

“The miscreants blocked our road with trees and various means. Police were in less number and thus didn’t dare to fight against them. Anyhow after talking to them (BJP miscreants), we crossed the area”, Chaudhury told media.

“Then we were on the way to return at Ekinpur they (BJP bike team) again stopped us. They didn’t allow us to enter anymore house at there. They attacked us, stone pelted and attacked police too. For half an hour such attacks continued”, he explained.

Then with TSR force, more numbers of police came and anyhow via border routes we came out.

Badal Chaudhury raised question, “What type of democracy is this, where local MLA can not meet the people ? This is very much unexpected. In this way, how democracy can be saved ? Since one year long such attacks are going on. Police know everything about these miscreants but not taking action. In my whole life, such attack was never seen”.

 “Yesterday Modi has visited amid Citizenship Bill protest rows across Northeast, but for Tripura’s development, nothing he said”, Badal Chaudhury alleged.

“On the one side huge unemployment and poverty and on the other side, attacks on common men are going on. Vision Document left untouched and Chief Minister is saying that 50% of the Vision Document has been completed. All created posts were cancelled, interviews were cancelled. TET exams are too cancelled amid relaxation in qualification. Instead of giving them jobs, BJP is moving youths in wrong direction”, added Badal Chaudhury. 

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