The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the savage post-poll violence unleashed by the BJP against the CPI(M), Left Front and opposition party cadres. As the results were being declared on March 2 and the BJP was inching towards a majority, an orgy of violence marking the daylight murder of democracy in Tripura was unleashed. Unwilling to accept that it won a wafer thin majority losing over 10 per cent of its vote share and the coalition losing 11 of its sitting seats, the BJP is mounting such orgy of violence.
All across the state, a large number of violent attacks of destroying homes and properties of the CPI(M) supporters, physical attacks, extortion of money and imposing an embargo on the livelihoods of common people are continuing. Out of a total of more than thousand incidents, in which so far three lives have been lost, details of 668 cases have been submitted to the state administration as the Governor remained unavailable to meet the CPI(M) and Left Front delegation.
The Polit Bureau calls upon the state administration and law enforcement machinery to immediately intervene to restore law and order and extend necessary financial and medical relief to the victims.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon its units to organize protest actions against this murder of democracy and unleashing of terror politics by the BJP in Tripura.