Parliamentary team investigating post-poll violence in Tripura allegedly attacked by BJP workers
After the post-poll violence in Tripura, a parliamentary team reached the state on a two-day visit to investigate the matter, as well as talk to the affected people. However, the team was allegedly attacked by the BJP workers on Friday.
As per the reports, the parliamentary team was attacked at the Nehalchandra Nagar Bazar in Bisalgarh.
Following the attack on the investigating parliamentary team, the CPI(M) state secretary Jitendra Chaudhury informed that the probe and other scheduled programs of the parliamentary team have been postponed owing to the attack faced by the team.
The CPI(M) secretary also alleged that the attackers were affiliated with the BJP and the attack also led to 3 vehicles being damaged. The statement by Chaudhury also read that the Congress and Left MPs as well as leaders promptly fled during the alleged attack.
As per the reports, the parliamentary team while attempting to visit Mohanpur in western Tripura faced similar hindrances from the BJP workers.
The police’s statement said that the police escort that was accompanying the team swiftly jumped in during the commotion and rescued the congress and left delegation. The police also informed that no injuries were reported during the whole commotion. The police statement also confirmed that 2-3 cars were vandalised during the attack.
As per the reports, the police were able to nab one suspect in the case and are probing further to nab other suspects who are still at large.
Following the incident, Congress’s general secretary Jairam Ramesh also tweeted about the matter and slammed BJP. The Congress leader in his tweet wrote that the BJP goons attacked a delegation of Congress leaders in Bishalgarh and Mohapur in Tripura. Ramesh also claimed that responded inadequately during that attack and accused them of being complacent.
The Congress leader in his tweet also wrote and highlighted that the BJP is holding a victory rally in those regions tomorrow and termed the victory rally to be of party-sponsored violence.