Agartala (Tripura): A six-member delegation of the Tripura CPI(M) under the leadership of former state chief minister and Opposition leader Manik Sarkar on Tuesday met Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb at his official residence and submitted a memorandum demanding his immediate intervention to stop all post-poll violence and maintain peace in the state.
Sarkar later thanked Deb for keeping their request to meet at a short notice.
“After there were protests from all corners, we felt that no more attacks will take place but since the declaration of the election results till today there have been several organised attacks. The government should immediately take measures to stop all these attacks. Steps should be taken against all those involved in these attacks,” Sarkar told media here.
“We have noticed that CPI(M) offices, leaders and cadres are the main targets of these attacks. Ex MPs, MLAs and former MLAs beside representative of various elected bodies were also attacked and all this has come out in the media,” he added.
Sarkar said that Deb patiently read their note and gave his views on which sectors he would give immediate importance to from the government side to improve the situation.
He said that the delegation has requested the state Chief Minister to stop all violence in the state that started since March 3, 2018, when BJP-IPFT came to power dethroning the 25-year-old regime of the Left Front government in Tripura.
According to Sarkar, the Chief Minister has an added advantage in bringing the situation under control as he is also the Home Minister as well as the president of the party in power in the state.
The CPI(M) leader also expressed his concern about organised attacks to terrorise people in a fe minority residing areas.
Moreover, in a few mixed populated areas, incidents were organised to divide the population on the basis of tribal and non-tribal communities and break the heritage ethnic unity among the population, Sarkar said.