Agartala: The call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ evoked mixed response in Tripura, as most of the shops and establishments remained open across the state here on Tuesday.
Attendance in the government offices, banks and educational institutions remain usual. Public transport plied on the road. However, passengers were fewer compared to other days.
The supporters and workers of Congress were seen picketing in front of Congress Bhawan in Post Office Chowmuhani in support of the bandh called by the farmers. CPIM too extended their support and sought support from people across the state.
Pradesh Congress vice-president Tapas Dey said Congress had extended support to the farmers to make the movement successful.
“The bandh is being observed in Tripura. Apart from two-wheelers, other vehicles are not seen on the road. The law was enacted to defeat the farmers. We are supporting the bandh. As a result, the impact of the ban is being felt in Tripura,” Dey added.
Speaking with reporters, BJP state general secretary Papia Datta said the BJP is against the politics of bandh.
“The opposition party is in a crisis of existence. As a result, calling for bandh has become a culture of opposition for their existence. However, the people of Tripura do not like that subculture,” she told EastMojo.
She also said that BJP does not support the bandh as the farm laws have been passed in the parliament for the welfare of the farmers across the country. “The bandh is against the interest of the farmers,” Datta added.
West district Superintendent of police Manik Das said so far no untoward incident has been reported in West district. Schools remained open in the city amidst adequate security arrangements.
“We have received information of picketing being done in some place. We will take action according to the law, Das said.