Political clash at Charilam: Opposition parties condemn, scale up ante against ruling BJP in Tripura

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Agartala, Dec 01, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk

In the wake of violent clash at Charilam in Tripura on November 30 last in which one CPIM supporter - Sheed Mia -  was killed, all the major Opposition parties of the State raised voice against the ruling BJP and condemned the clash. The leaders of the Opposition parties also flayed BJP for deteriorating law and order condition in the State.


As the State is readying up for 2023 Assembly Polls, political mercury is rising in Tripura. In an attempt to woo people’s support, ruling BJP and opposition parties are locked into a fierce political battle.


The murder of a CPIM worker at Charilam during a violent clash gave the Opposition a common ground to launch verbal attack against BJP.  


Across the State, CPIM activists brought out rallies and vehemently condemned the violence. In a hard hitting press conference, CPIM State secretary Jiten Choudhury flayed the role of the Police, once again. Moreover, the CPIM leaders hurled an allegation that Police hijacked the body of the CPIM worker, Saheed Mia preventing the party leaders from paying the deceased a proper tribute.


Meantime, Opposition leader and CPIM Politburo member Manik Sarkar along with other leaders are scheduled to visit Charilam and adjoining areas.


While CPIM is increasing its pressure on the BJP, the regional party of the State, Tipra Motha supremo Pradyot Kishore Debbarma also condemned the violence in which Saheed Mia was killed. In a social media post, Debbarma said,  People are saying a worker has died in a clash but to me this man was also a Father,Husband or a Brother to someone first before a Party worker. When clashes and deaths are justified as normal in a Political fight then something is terribly wrong in our system and state.


He urged people to maintain peace and to put an end to violence. He also said Police should be allowed to work independently.


Tripura Youth Congress also hit streets condemning the violence. Youth Congress leaders burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha and demanded his resignation.


Trinamool Congress party supporters shouted slogans against BJP condemning the violence. They also gheraoed the residence of the Chief Minister in protest.