Days before by-poll, Tripura Cong nominee attacked with bricks

Agartala: Former Minister in ex-CM Biplab Kumar Deb cabinet and senior Congress leader Sudip Roy Barman on Saturday accused AIMIM leader and MP Asaduddin Owaisi of being a “paid agent” of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Barman said this is the reason why despite making inflammatory statements such leaders never face legal action whereas leaders of Congress party are being chased by central agencies like ED and CBI time and again.

“The elections are coming and again the divisive forces will be activated. The central agencies like ED and CBI will be pressed into action against Congress leaders to serve political masters. On the other hand, BJP’s paid agents in other parties; to name one Asaduddin Owaisi shall never come under the radar of such central agencies because they are the paid agents of BJP. They will come in the TV debates and intentionally make some statements that help the BJP consolidate the majority sentiments. And, electorally their BJP’s backup team,” said Barman. 

The Congress leader also slammed the BJP over rapidly rising prices of essential commodities. 

“The real issues are subsided when elections come. The country is facing a tough time to recover from the economic slowdown due to Covid 19, the GDP is record low, the job market is shrinking and the ruling party seems not bothered by the real issue. Their only objective is to divide the country on the basis of religion and caste”, he added. 

Barman was addressing a joining programme at Sabroom under South Tripura district of Tripura. Around 500 voters from different parties including BJP joined the Congress during the event. 

Exuding confidence in the present Congress supporters, Barman said, “Tripura government has betrayed the people of Tripura. The youth has seen no fresh recruitment drives, the employees did not get the promised central pay commission; people from all walks of life were betrayed by this party.”

“The Congress is the only alternative left and I want you to be strong enough to unseat the BJP in next elections. Our doors are open for all but mark my words those who are threatening people to loot their votes and throttling the spirit of democracy have no space in Congress,” he added. 

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