Agartala: The Bharat Bandh call by the Samyukt Kiran Morcha in protest against the three farm laws failed to evoke much response in Tripura on Monday. All government offices, establishments and major markets remained open.
In Tripura, CPIM leaders, MLAs and even opposition leaders have been campaigning in support of the bandh. And none of the opposition CPIM legislators went to the assembly today in support of the bandh.
Opposition leader Manik Sarkar said on Friday last, “We are calling for a boycott, so it is not possible for us to attend the assembly session on September 27 bandh.” However, the people’s rejection of the bandh seems to have hit the CPIM hard.
The CPIM and Krishak Sabha could not picket in support of the bandh because Section 144 is in force in two police station areas in Agartala city. However, until yesterday, the CPIM leaders had distributed leaflets in support of the bandh.
However, strict security measures were taken across the state, as additional police, TSR and CRPF were deployed across the state.
A Tripura police official said the massive police operation was aimed at avoiding any untoward incident. Police and central paramilitary personnel were seen patrolling various cities in the state, including Agartala.
The ruling BJP vehemently opposed the bandh and said the people of Tripura have reject the bandh.
Train services also remained unaffected in the state. long-distance trains left Agartala station at the scheduled time on Monday. Passenger trains also were scheduled as usual, as a result, people did not suffer to reach their destinations.
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