BY TC News Desk
Agartala, September 04, 2023: CPIM state committee secretary Jitendra Chaudhury on Monday demanded immediate measures to prevent alleged move by ruling BJP to completely rig the bye-elections.
The by election is will be held in Boxanagar and Dhanpur Assembly Constituency in Tripura’s Sepahijala district.
“Our apprehension about the unfair and violent means that the BJP may resort to, to reduce the election to be a complete mockery has seems to be true from the eventualities going on since the previous night. Yesterday, in the night, a group of about 15 BJP workers riding in two Bollero cars defacing the numbers of vehicles with cloth or paints terrorized the voters with fire arms going house to house at Rangamura, Barkhola, Barmura, Bashpukur and Nirbhoypur areas under Dhanpur Assembly Constituency. They threatened the voters and the intending polling Agents of the opposition candidates, not to come out of their house on 5th September and on defying their dictate, they would face dire consequences”, the letter reads which Chaudhury has written to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Puneet Agawal on Monday.
Chaudhury who is also an MLA alleged that as people who terrorized the voters are from ruling BJP party, the police in every check post did not prevent them from their movement with bad intention.
“The BJP miscreants visited the following houses and threathened them not go to vote on 5th September. Last night CPI(M) candidate Koushik Chanda, of Dhanpur AC tried to contact with RO, Dhanpur but he did not respond. Then he sent a Whatsapp message to the VERY URGENT RO. Then the RO forwarded this message to Officer-in Charge of Jatrapur police station. Chanda also tried to contact OC but he did not respond. Yesterday, after 9.00 p.m. at night other two vehicles covering number plates went to Rajnagar, Belonia and came back to Dhanpur passing over at least 4 Naka points. The police manning the Naka points did not obstruct them on their movement”, he alleged.
The CPIM further claimed that many outsiders who are not voters of these two assemblies are staying there.
“The police was informed about the staying of these outsiders, but they still did not take any step to drive them out of the constituency. My humble submission is, if you sincerely want (I do trust so) to conduct the election in free, fair and peaceful manner, please instruct the police to act upon without any leniency towards the evil attempts of the ruling party”, the letter added.