Agartala, April 25 (GCCurrentAffairs) The BJP’s partner in Tripura government tribal based IPFT launched an indefinite blockade yesterday afternoon on Gandacherra-Ambassa and Gandaherra-Raisyabari road of Dhalai district to protest alleged violence and atrocities on opposition supporters during the Lok Sabha election to the East Tripura constituency on April 23 last.
Besides, large scale violence on non-BJP supporters in two phases of Loksabha polls, they alleged that BJP cadres forcefully ousted two IPFT and one Congress polling agents from a polling booth in Raima Valley of East Tripura constituency during second phase election.
They demanded immediate arrest of four BJP workers who had been identified while committing the unlawful acts and also strong actions against all the accused persons who perpetrated violence during Tripura elections. The IPFT cadres have pointed fingers at the police for not taking any action against the violators.
Despite persuasion, IPFT workers did not to withdraw the blockade till this morning and declared they will continue the movement. The IPFT central committee will hold an emergency meeting tomorrow to decide their coalition in Tripura government.
The IPFT spokesperson Mangal Debbarma said that when election to the East Tripura (ST) seat was on, a group of four BJP workers identified as Sudhir Chakma, Bhakta Chakma, Subhankar Chakma and Ananda Chakma forced the IPFT polling agents – Hemendra Reang, Natunjay Chakma and Congress polling agent Iparam Reang to leave the booth no-51 in Raima Valley assembly segment and inflicted severe injuries on them.
The BJP has been facing serious embarrassment over allegations of violence by its partner, besides opposition Congress and CPI (M).
Earlier, Election Commission of India (ECI) had to defer the election to East Tripura constituency following the report of special central police observer and other election officials after West Tripura elections on April 11 last.