12 - 04 - 2021

12 – hour bandh receives lukewarm response

Agartala, Jan 18,2021:The twelve hour Tripura bandh called Congress today in protest against the alleged BJP attack at Bishalgarh on PCC president Pijush Biswas evoked only a lukewarm response . According to report, most of the government offices as well as shops and business establishments remained open in the state. In Agartala town also most of the shops remained open but the real effect of the bandh was seen in less movement of vehicles . The air and railway services were functional even though long-distance buses were fewer in number. 

A clash has erupted between Congress and BJP supporters in Post Office Chaumuhuni area in the heart of the town. Around 9  in the morning a gang of BJP supporters had come to the front side of the Congress Bhawan and started anti-bandh sloganeering, abusing at the same time the Congress party and its workers and supporters. Reacting sharply to BJP's misdemeanor Congressmen in large number came out and a clash between the workers and supporters of the parties ensued.

Some of the workers belonging to both the parties sustained injuries and police had a tough time controlling the situation . For a time traffic movement through the town was suspended by police and people heading for post office Chaumuhuni through Paradise Chaumuhuni were diverted. Till evening no report of incidents in moffusil towns came in.