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Election violence: CPM gives memorandum to police observer

Agartala, March 28,2019: CPM today handed over a memorandum to police observer appointed by Election Commission for  West Tripura Lok Sabha seat citing hooliganism and  obstruction  waged by BJP workers and miscreants.

In the memorandum they stated that Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta and other CPM leaders, workers  were  attacked four times in last one week in various parts during  election campaign.

CPM in the memorandum demanded that all the miscreants involved in the incidents mentioned  in the FIRs should immediately  be brought to book. Besides all CPM offices in the state should be brought under the armed police security cover .

The memorandum also stated about stern vigilance should be made over the attempts of foul means to overpower  the voters by evil means and the attempts of rigging and intimidation of the voters  and polling agents of opposition parties should be strictly  put down in and around  the polling booths and also bike regiment should be strictly restricted.                

L F candidate attacked again in Garjee

Udaipur, March 27,2019: Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta was again reportedly attacked today at Dataram under R K Pur police station.

CPM state secretary, Gautam Das  in a letter to Chief Electoral Officer stated that Left Front candidate    Sankar Prasad Datta alongwith MLA Ratan Bhowmik and CPM Gomati district secretary Madhav Saha went to Dataram to attend a party meeting.

Barely after five minutes when the meeting started some known BJP workers started throwing brick – bat and chasing the leaders with lathis and other weapons. They had broken up the vehicle ( TR01 - K - /0593) of Madhab Saha and campaign vehicle ( TR01 – D/0458).The leaders had to save their lives  abandoning the meeting and four of CPM workers was injured in the attack, stated Das in the letter.

He further alleged that the attack was carried on in presence of OC, Garjee police out post who had few numbers of policemen. There was no presence of central force or TSR.

It is mentionable here that Sankar Prasad Datta was attacked at three places on March 24 when he was for election campaign. On that day he was attacked at Mohanpur, Biramganj and Bishalghar.                  

News Vanguard and Tripura Times Conclave to be held on March 31

Agartala, March 26,2019:  News Vanguard and Tripura Times is organising a national level conclave  on March 31st  at  Sukanta Academy.  The topic of the conclave is  “When Nationalism is an Election Issue”  The conclave will  start at 4 PM . Renowned  speakers from outside and the state will speak in the conclave.  Prof Atul Sharma, former director of Indian Statistical Institute and VC of Rajiv Gandhi University Itanagar, renowned columnist Dr. Miratun Nahar, Human Right Activist Sujat Bhadra and Indian Social Responsibility network CEO Santosh Gupta. From state the speakers are  VC of MBB university Prof Gautam Basu, renowned panelist and former IAF officer  Dr. Ashok Sinha and Prof Gautam Chakma. Moderator of the Conclave will be  Principal of School of Science Abhijit Bhattacherjee. There will also be question and answer session in the conclave. All are invited.                     


Violence: BJP rebuts allegation of CPM

Agartala, March 24,2019:  BJP rebutted the allegation  made by CPM on attack over their party workers and candidates. In a statement issued by BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacherjee  today stated that it has been noticed for last few months a shadow alliance has been developed between Congress and CPM.

Although both party tired to keep the understanding a secret but workers of BJP came to  know about it that both opposition parties will try to create law and order problem ahead of election. First incident happened today morning  at Gandhi Gram Bazaar. CPM leader Pabitra Kar along with some anti social elements went there to reopen a closed party  office.The local after seeing it informed the police. BJP workers also went to the scene. Some anti social elements of CPM attacked the BJP workers leaving two injured.

The second incident happened at Majlishpur where local BJP workers got information that some anti social elements are in the convoy of Left Front candidate Sankar Prasad Datta and Manik Dey. They tried to stop the convoy but failed and went towards Khumulwng.  

The third incident happened at  Bisramganj Bazaar. While Sankar Prasad Datta was addressing street corner meeting some anti social elements in the meeting attacked BJP workers in the market injuring three of them.

The news of attack on BJP workers spread all over entire Bishal sub division. Agitated workers stopped the convoy of Sankar Prasad Datta at Bishalghar.  In the convoy Bhanu Lal Saha, MLA was also present. After searching the vehicles large number of  iron rods and sharp cutting weapons was recovered.

BJP spokeperson stated separate cases have registered in various police stations. And from this incidents its clear that both Congress and CPM wants to create terror in the minds of people. BJP state committee thinks the people of the state will aware about the shadow alliance of Congress and CPM, they will be given a befitting reply in the ensuing Lok Sabha election.                                                                         






CPM reopens party office in Kamalpur

Kamalpur, March 23,2019:  One year after being ousted  by BJP – IPFT alliance, hundreds of CPM supporters today made their presence felt again in Kamalpur, Tripura's Dhalai district  amidst tight security arrangements.    

Holding CPM flags an estimated one thousand, including women led by Left Front candidate for East parliamentary seat Jitendra Chaudhury arrived in the party office. There Chaudhary hoisted the party flag.   

 Kamalpur sub division secretary Anjan Das, state committee member  Amalendu Debbarma, veteran communist leader Ranjit Ghosh, Kamal Kar, Harimadhav Sharma and Birendra Pal.

Later speaking to reporters, Chaudhary said “ Ever since BJP – IPFT alliance has come to power in the state, activists and cadre of BJP have unleashed attacks on the left. Offices are being burnt, activists being attacked. In Kamalpur itself 19 people were physically tortured, 4 houses (including one of LC Secretary) was gutted, 200 houses were attacked and looted”

The BJP – IPFT government in the state   is gradually losing its popularity after failing to fulfil promises like Prime Minister Modi. Seeing defeat of Modi in this parliamentary election many leaders   are in race to leave BJP as done by senior leader of BJP, Subal Bhowmick, Choudhary said.

He also informed  today  CPM party offices were opened at Manik Bhander,  Santir Bazaar and Halahali after gap of one year. Chaudhary also claimed that he is confidence of wining the East parliamentary seat going to poll on April 18.  

Mizo people’s convention visits Jampui Hill

Agartala, March 22,2019:In a landmark development, the Mizo People's Convention (MPC) which is the apex body of the Mizo cummunity in Manipur,  visited Jampui Hill on the 20th March 2019. Interestingly, the Mizo Convention (MC) of Jampui Hill plays host for the four member visitors: Vanlalrinliana, President; LZ Fanai, Secretary Home; Lalzuithanga, Secretary I&P; and Paul Lalchhanhima, Secretary External. 

The MC and the MPC had bilateral discussions on various subjects ranging from organisational learning, sharing of best practices and benchmarking. The two parties also discussed about their respective activities, achievements and challenges faced by each of them and how to help each other in mitigating those challenges using the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) principle. 

The discussion focused strongly on building up of greater integration of the Mizo tribes living in Myanmar, Bangladesh and in different states of India, through the use of various common platforms. 

LZ Fanai, Secretary Home, MPC, reaffirms that, "These geographical international and state boundaries become irrelevant for the Mizos across the globe as long as we are united by a common goal of creating an economically, politically and culturally strong Mizo society. For that matter, the security and progress of our brethrens in Jampui Hill is vital in order for them to continue fulfilling their share of contributions to the community". 

Dr Zairemthiama Pachuau, General Secretary of Jampui Mizo Convention thanked the MPC team for their visit and specifically for extending their unreserved support of the Mizo Convention's longstanding demand of Jampui Mizo Autonoumous Regional Council as per the provision of the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.