Agartala: As per the direction of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) along with the others states, the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) on Friday held an agitation against the Central government opposing the recent order of the Supreme Court over reservation system in the government job.
The state PCC leaders along with the AICC leader, Akshay Kumar Mourya, in-charge of Tripura SC department, took part in a rally with a banner that reads, “Agitation against the conspiracy of BJP for reservation regarding jobs of SC/ST/OBC”.
Speaking with reporters, Mourya said that the BJP-RSS has carried out an attack over the reservation system made available for the people of the ST, SC and OBC community.
“They (BJP) want to end the reservation system for the people of the backward community. But we will not leave any stone unturned in fighting with power ruling government and their anti-human decisions,” Mourya said.
He also said that the party has decided to reach the remotest part of the country to fight the move of the BJP government. The conspiracy of the BJP will never be successful. We will fight for the rights of the people, he added.
The PCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas said that similar protest rallies will be organised in other parts of the state protesting against the policies of the central government.
“The Centre is trying to abolishing the reservation system in government jobs. It is their right and not a privilege. There are many issues such as employment for the unemployed youths and drinking water, electricity and other issues that require the attention of government,” Biswas said.
He also said that the government had recently decided to settle the Bru community people here in Tripura, but the government is least concerned about the local people who were displaced due to the fencing of the international border.
“The people who were displaced due to fencing of border and even the returnees from different banned groups were promised to be provided with rehabilitation packages but till date no efforts have been made by the government to fulfill their demands,” Biswas added.
He also questioned the intention of the state government for signing the permanent Bru settlement agreement without having the knowledge of land area available and required to settle them here in Tripura.