Tripura Violence: TMC and CPM protest on streets over attack on journalists by BJP goons

News Desk: A day after  BJP goons attacked the office of ‘Pratibadi Kalam’ and vandalised CPI(M) offices, the TMC and CPI(M) took out rallies on the streets of Agartala.

The TMC rally was led by newly joined Sushmita Dev, minister Chandrima Bhattacharya and other local leaders. Sushmita Dev said “Law and order in Tripura has totally collapsed. Biplab Deb does not know how to run the administration. We want the goons who ransacked the offices and did ‘gundagardi’ arrested… Police should act on”

The CPI(M) rally was headed by former minister Manik Dey. He said “I strongly condemned the murder of democracy by BJP in Tripura. The BJP attacked CPM in a barbaric way in Tripura. Ransacking party offices across the state, burning offices, are a murder of democracy”

“Realising their failure in the state, the BJP is been trying to create a havoc by disturbing peace in Tripura. I want immediate investigation into the incident” he added.

Journalists also took to the streets of Agartala to meet the director general of police demanding police protection after offices of local newspapers Pratibadi Kalam and CPM mouthpiece Daily Desher Katha, and a local news channel were targeted in the clashes.

Effigies of chief minister Biplab Deb were burnt in West Bengal to protest the violence in Tripura.

BJP goons attacked media house and set CPI (M) offices on fire

BJP goons on Wednesday attacked a newspaper office, named ‘Pratibadi Kalam’ and burnt their documents and destroyed their equipments. Four journalists got injured in the attack.

CPI(M) offices were also set on fire by BJP goons. Several vehicles parked outside were also set ablaze. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee condemned the attack on Twitter.