Agartala: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Monday reportedly attacked and threatened Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Jitendra Chaudhury during a meeting at its Ambassa office in Dhalai district of Tripura.
Chaudhury, who is an MP from the Tripura East constituency, alleged that he was threatened by BJP workers to leave the meeting or else “face consequences”. The MP also alleged that the workers started abusing CPI-M leaders for holding the meeting.
CPI-M worker Rahul Sinha said, “The opposition party is not free to do its work. Our right to freedom of speech has been attacked time and again during the last eight months but no arrests have been made so far.”
The MP later called CM Biplab Kumar Deb and explained the entire incident, upon which he ordered the police to report on the incident.
On October 27, several senior leaders of the party were attacked during a protest rally in Belonia in South Tripura. Several CPI-M leaders including South Tripura district secretary Basudeb Majumder, senior functionary Tapas Dutta and executive member of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) Parikshit Murasingh were injured in the incident.