The BJP in Tripura is showing their anti-human attitude by attacking and preventing the CPI(M) workers from collecting relief fund for Kerala. The statement of the CPI(M) PB in this connection is given below:
“The Tripura State Committee of the CPI(M) has been collecting funds from the people for relief work in flood-affected Kerala. There has been a good response from the public.
However, on August 27, in three places – Maharajganj Bazar, Agartala, Khowai Town and Belonia Town – BJP workers physically stopped CPI(M) leaders and activists from collecting funds. Senior leaders of the Party and elected representatives like Badal Chowdhury, MLA, Sudhan Das, MLA, Basudeb Majumder, former MLA were among those who have prevented by BJP men in the presence of the police. In Khowai Town, the collection team led by Padma Debbarma, Secretary and Nirmal Biswas, MLA were not only stopped from collecting funds but also physically assaulted.
These attacks and anti-democratic stance of the ruling party is typical of the situation that is prevailing in Tripura ever since the BJP government came into office. Even collection of money for humanitarian relief is subjected to attack.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns these anti-democratic and anti-social activities. It demand that the state government take immediate steps to enable normal functioning by the opposition.”