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Parliamentary team which arrived in Agartala to look into post-poll violence in Tripura, attacked in Sepahijala district

Tripura Election News: The opposition has alleged that a group of Congress-Left leaders had reached Agartala, where BJP goons pelted stones and damaged vehicles.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Guwahati: A parliamentary team that came to probe the violence after the Tripura assembly elections and talk to the affected people was attacked today. The team was on a two-day visit. Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tripura state secretary and former minister Jitendra Chowdhary said that following the “horrific attack” on the parliamentary party at Nehalchandra Nagar market in Bisalgarh last evening, the rest of the outdoor programs have been postponed. The parliamentary party included leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Congress.

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Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet, “A delegation of Congress leaders was attacked and pelted with stones by BJP workers in Tripura’s Bishalgarh and Mohanpur. The police accompanying the delegation did nothing. He said, “BJP is conducting a victory rally there. This is the victory of party-sponsored violence.’ At the same time, Tripura Congress chief Birajit Sinha alleged that the Tripura police were only acting as spectators and did not take any action on the spot.

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There were about 1200 incidents of violence in the state – CPI(M)
Senior state CPI(M) leader Pavitra Kar claimed that there have been around 1,200 incidents of violence in the state since the declaration of assembly election results on March 2. The exact number of injured and damage could not be ascertained, Kar said. Because there have been countless incidents since the announcement of the election results. A process has been initiated to compile an authentic report on the post-poll violence.

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) – Law and Order Jyotishman Das Chowdhary said on Saturday that most of the cases of post-poll violence were reported from Sipahijala and Khowai districts. He had said that some people were injured in these districts, who were taken to the nearest health center.

Opposition will raise this issue in the Parliament session
Earlier, CPI MP Binay Vishwam had tweeted that the team may stay here till March 12, after which it will present the report and raise the matter in the Parliament session starting from March 13. Senior state CPI(M) leader Pavitra Kar said the delegation would be divided into three teams, which would visit the affected districts of West Tripura, Sipahijala and Khowai.

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