Tripura: Countermand Elections

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Tripura: Restore Democracy, Countermand Elections in Rigged Polls

The municipal elections held in Tripura on November 25 comprising the Agartala municipal corporation and 19 other municipal bodies was converted into an outright farce by the ruling BJP.

Comrade Bijan Dhar

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses profound shock and grief at the death of Bijan Dhar, member of its Central Committee and former Secretary of the Tripura State Committee of the Party. He died this morning at a Kolkata hospital where he was undergoing treatment for Covid.

Attacks in Tripura

The CPI(M) demands that the attacks and violence against the CPI(M) Left and all opposition parties should stop; attacks on media should stop and they should be allowed to function freely; the miscreants responsible must be arrested and prosecuted; compensation must be given to those whose homes, shops and other property destroyed; false cases against opposition party leaders and workers should be withdrawn.

End this Vicious Violence in Tripura

In a pre-planned fashion, the offices of the CPI(M), including the state headquarters, were attacked by mobs of BJP men.  Among the offices which were damaged or burnt down are the Udaipur sub-divisional office, Gomati district committee office, Sepahijala district committee office, Bishalgarh sub-divisional committee office, West Tripura district committee office and the Sadar sub-divisional committee office.