Make this your homepage
Tripura News
Home > Tripura News
‘This election was another shame for Democracy’ : CPI-M says, 'Rigging was expected'
TIWN July 27, 2019
‘This election was another shame for Democracy’ : CPI-M says, 'Rigging was expected'
PHOTO : CPI-M held press meet. TIWN Pic July 27

AGARTALA, July 27 (TIWN): After Panchayat Election was ended amid booth capturing and public’s no interest for votes, Tripura CPI-M said that all elections under BJP Govt including this Panchayat Election have been shame for Democracy.

Addressing media, CPI-M convenor Bijan Dhar said, “All elections were shame for Democracy and for everything mainly responsible is CM cum BJP President Biplab Deb”

“Second accused for murder of democracy is State Election Commissioner (G K Rao). State Election Commission’s power may be limited but he could not use his minimum duty from nomination submission to vote process”, said Dhar,

“Even after 86% seats were grabbed by BJP via attacks, barbaric attitudes making them uncontested, CPI-M didn’t give up the battle”, Dhar told media.

“For remaining 14% we decided to fight at our best. We decided that to rescue people’s voting rights. However we had idea of such violence and rigging”, he added.

“Election rigging was expected and it happened in shameless manner. CPI-M candidates were attacked since yesterday night, voters could not come out for votes. In Santir Bazar BJP supporters were arrested but BJP activists then gheraoed police station demanding release of those hooligans. This is the condition. Same happened in Sonamura, Kathalia, Jiraina and across state. Except one or two booths, booth capturing was reported from allover the state”, said the Marxist leader.

CPI-M State General Secretary announced huge numbers of CPI-M leaders, activists who have been injured, hospitalized due to poll violence. 

Add your Comment
Comments (0)

Special Articles

Saumen Sarkar Saumen Sarkar
Anirban Mitra Anirban Mitra