Agartala: The CPI(M), only Opposition party in Tripura, has severely criticized the BJP-led government in the state for using the state machinery to gain their vested political interest.
Addressing media persons, Badal Chaudhury, deputy Opposition leader, said that miscreants with active support from the ruling party are continuously attacking the CPI(M) supporters in different parts of the state.
Chaudhury alleged that a delegation of CPI(M) members were allegedly attacked by some miscreants in South and Gomati District of Tripura. The CPI (M) MLA and former minister Ratan Bhowmik also came under attack in Bagma of Gomati district when he had gone to meet some of the party leaders whose houses were burnt last night, by miscreants allegedly with active support from the ruling BJP, he alleged.
In another incident, the deputy leader and MLA Sudhan Das and his supporters came under attack by a group of people while they were on a visit to Belonia in South District of Tripura, added Choudhury.
Expressing serious concern over the issue, Sudhan Das, MLA alleged that during their visit to South District, the CPI(M) workers were attacked by a group of ruling BJP members.
“The roads were blocked by bricks, bamboo sticks, woods etc. We were forced to leave the place by the security forces deployed there,” Das regretted.
Even after lodging FIR against 18 persons, the state administration is yet to make any arrest in this regard. “The attack is an act of cowardice to depress the Opposition and the BJP is playing politics to gain their vested political interest,” Das alleged.