BJP attacking opposition voices in Tripura: CPI-M

Gautam Das
Tripura CPI-M Leader Gautam Das

Agartala, Jan 9 : Likening the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Adolf Hitler, CPI-M Tripura secretary Gautam Das said here on Thursday the ruling party was curbing and choking the opposition voices.

In the past three days, five Left party offices in Dhaleswar, Dukli, Narshingarh in western Tripura, Kailashahar in northern Tripura and Hrishamukh in southern Tripura were attacked and raged, destroying documents, books and literatures, he said.

“German autocratic ruler Hitler always tried to destroy and suppress the opposition voices. Like the Hitler, the BJP and its goons are attacking opposition workers and destroying their party offices since it came to power 20 months ago,” said Das.

According to the CPI-M central committee member, despite the spate of attacks and arsoning, the police had remained inactive. “We have demanded high-level inquiry into the role of the police,” Das said.

Criticising Chief Minister and state BJP chief Biplab Kumar Deb, he said the attacks were being conducted on his directions. The CPI-M offices were also being attacked in Banamalipur, the Assembly constituency of Deb, he said.

Criticising the government’s “hire and fire” policy, the CPI-M leader said, “Through outsourcing and tender systems, over 3,300 people have been engaged in electricity, social welfare and other departments. “The BJP government before the 2018 Assembly polls promised to fill 50,000 vacant posts in a year. But they are doing otherwise,” he said.

The CPI-M also demanded alternative arrangements for the 10,323 ad hoc government school teachers, facing termination in March due to court verdicts.

“The Left Front government had created 13,000 government posts to absorb these 10,323 ad hoc teachers. But the BJP leaders had spoiled that efforts through litigation in the Supreme Court,” the CPI-M state secretary said.

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