Agartala: There is no democracy and the rule of law in Tripura under BJP rule in the state, said the Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
A six-member delegation of CPIM met with the Tripura Governor Ramesh Kumar Bais to discuss seven points for the first time after the change of government.
“We are conscious that the Governor is the figurative head of the state. There is a people-elected government in the state. Any matter of interest must be taken care of by the state government. If the citizens have anything to say in this regard, they can bring it to the notice of the government, either to the political executives or the administrative executives as implementing the authorities,” said Sarkar.
“We have tried our best to raise this deteriorating situation in and outside assembly on several occasions, but, we did not receive any positive response from the CM or the government. The CPIM state leaders decided to meet with the Governor and apprise him about the situation to solicit his intervention,” Sarkar added.
Opposition political parties are not being allowed to exercise their pro-people activities like meetings, demonstrations etc., including opening their party offices, said Sarkar.
“A large number of voters could not cast their mandate in the parliamentary elections. Oppositions were not allowed to file candidates in Panchayat elections. How can this be continued, and people cannot accept one-party rule. The fascistic attitude has to be stopped,” Sarkar opined.