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Biplab-Pratima’s Crime Empire : Pre-poll attacks on opposition continue amid CEO promise on Peaceful Election : 7 journalists attacked in last 1 week in Tripura
TIWN April 21, 2019

AGARTALA, April 21 (TIWN): Even though Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Taraniknati on yesterday promised that East Tripura election will be conducted peacefully, but there is no respite for the opposition parties from the tyrannies and pressures of ruling party. On Friday night, a senior journalist, President of Kailashahar Press Club was attacked by BJP hooligans by entering his house. In last 1 week at least 7 journalists were attacked in Tripura. BJPs illegal attack on opposition during election campaigning was caught in camera today once again centering upcoming East Tripura Election.The BJP miscreants who were attacking the CPI-M supporters directly were : 1) Raju Bhattacharjee, 2) Subrata Pal. Around 30 BJP supporters led the whole attack at Chandipur today, but so far no action was taken by police.On the other side, pick hours of East Tripura Constituency Election, house to house midnight threats of ruling party have begun, provoking tension allover. The polling agents of the CPI-M, Congress were threatened not to come in the polling station on 23rd April or their properties will be destroyed.

In pen-papers this notice was wrote and pasted in front of many houses. Two polling agents of CPI-M Nilkanta Sinha and Bipul Sinha have been threatened via notice-pasted in dark hours of the night saying if any of them comes as polling agents, then their shop, houses will be burnt and also they will see a deadly consequence. Earlier on 16th April same thing was done when house to house beheaded chickens with papers were pasted before voters home, saying if they go to cast vote, then their conditions will be like that. CPI-M has demanded re-polling in 774 booths with video evidences. The party earlier alleged 364 booths were captured in West Tripura but now said, after collecting more evidences the number of confirmed rigged booths are 774. It has been exposed in media that RO of East Tripura Vikash Singh was forced to sit in a secret meeting with Additional Secretary to the Chief Minister Millind Ramteke aimed to manipulate the poll. Election Commission has also sought report of election expenditure of BJP MP candidates of Tripura to stop cancellation of nomination of both the MP candidatesPratima Bhowmik and Rebati Tripura. CEO Sriram Taraniknati on yesterday holding press meet confirmed security forces to be deployed in huge numbers, but attacks on opposition are still going on. Election Commission of India has issued notice to BJP MP candidate, better known as “Crime Queen” for violating election expenditure. According to report, Pratima Bhowmik has used extra 9 lakhs rupees for her election expenditure. The East Tripura MP candidate Rebati Tripura of BJP also received a separate notice in same issue. He expended 21 lakhs more than the guideline. Election Commission of India said that there are huge irregularities in the reports placed by Pratima Bhowmik about her expenditure. Within 7 days, Bhowmik was asked to give answer to the commission. Pratima Bhowmik’s massive funding for election has arranged from long traditional family business of “ganja smuggling”. Recently, Pratima Bhowmik entered in a Govt quarter even though she is just a political leader. On Friday, 12th April, 2019 night 3am, Crime Queen Pratima Bhowmik threatened to murder Tripura Police Addl SP Kiran Kumar at Chanmari area saying “Hum abhi tereko mar dalega….”, outskirts of Agartala, Addl SP Kiran Kumar was doing his duty to stop organized violence, looting by BJP Lok Sabha Candidate Pratima Bhowmik's criminals.

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