By TC News Desk
Agartala: November 23. At least 12 persons were sustained injured after clash between CPIM and BJP erupted in Khowai.As the days of state assembly elections are approaching, incidents of political clashes are increasing. Today a clash between CPIM and BJP took place in Singichhra Beltali.
A total of 12 BJP workers were injured in the incident. Among them, Gopal Pal, Santosh Das and Sanjay Nath Sharma were sent to GB Pant from Khowai District Hospital.Sources said that the clashes broke out between the CPIM and BJP amid heavy security forces while the police remained silent spectators. During the incident Sub-Divisional Police Officer Rajiv Sengupta was already at the spot along with a large number of CRPF personnel.
On behalf of the CPIM party, AIKS state secretary and CPIM state committee member Pabitra Kar alleged that a group of BJP miscreants all of a sudden attacked a rally of CPIM.“When the procession started, information came that the miscreants of BJP had gathered with batons in Singichhra area. Immediately the local MLA spoke to the police officials. The procession was asked to start after some time by the police. Then after some time, when the CPIM procession stated BJP miscreants came to attack the CPIM rally in front police with batons. Eventually the CPIM workers staged had to retaliate. But still 5 to 6 CPIM workers were injured in the attack by BJP miscreants”, he said.
Kar said that the condition of one of them was critical and was brought to GB Pant Hospital. On the other hand, BJP Khowai Mandal President Subrata Majumder alleged that the Yuva Morcha workers were doing their campaign work in Singicherra area today to implement the good governance programme and at that time, a procession led by Kar, Padma Kumar Debbarma and MLA Nirmal Biswas was heading towards Beltali from Durganagar through Singicherra. “The CPM miscreants suddenly broke the security cordon with rods, sticks, bricks and attacked the BJP workers in the procession. A total of 12 workers of our party were sustained severe injuries and among them three people were sent to GB Pant”, he alleged.
Sources said that after the BJP workers raised slogans in front of the CPIM rally, a group of CPIM workers attacked the BJP supporters. The source further said that when clashes broke out between the two groups, the sub-divisional police did not direct the security forces to take necessary action.