Bishalgarh: Tripura Pradesh Congress has called for a dawn-to-dusk strike on Monday to protest against an alleged attack on state Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas during his visit to the Sepahijala district to attend an organisational meeting here on Sunday.
“Seven of us were injured during the attack carried out by a group of BJP-backed goons, while I was visiting Bishalgarh in Sepahijala district this morning,” said PCC chief Pijush Kanti Biswas.
“We had a pre-schedule organisational meeting which was supposed to take place in Bishalgarh party office. However, when I reached there, they attacked intending to kill me in front of police. My car was vandalised, I sustained minor injuries, while my driver sustained severe injuries,” Biswas added
He also said that the Congress would observe a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk strike across the state on Monday.
When contacted, officials from Sepahijala district said that the Congress leader was informed several times to cancel his tour citing law and order situation. However, the leaders did not listen to the police.
“A complaint has been made by the Congress president. We have registered FIR and investigation have begun to arrest culprits responsible,” the police official said.
Congress spokesperson Hare Krishna Bhowmik said an undemocratic government is ruling over Tripura.
“We appeal to the people of Tripura to unite against the BJP-led government. The present situation of the state is worse than the previous CPIM government,” Bhowmik said.
However, BJP state spokesperson, Nabendu Bhattacharya said that BJP does not believe in violence it believes in the peaceful democratic movement of opposition. “This is CPIM operational procedures, we don’t encourage this in BJP,” he said.
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