The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the incidents of violence in Agartala city in Tripura. These are a result of the violent behavior of some of the participants in a rally organized by the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT). The IPFT is carrying on a divisive campaign for a separate state for the tribal people. These incidents were pre-planned and certain opposition parties sought to exploit the situation.
The CPI(M) and the Left Front have intervened to mobilize people to protest these attacks and maintain peace. The people of Tripura have an exemplary record of maintaining tribal-non tribal unity. All democratic forces must be vigilant to see that the nefarious designs of these divisive forces to destabilize the Left Front government are foiled and peace and harmony maintained.