Agartala, May 29 (GCCurrentAffairs) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has warned the perpetrators of violence as well as the supporters and leaders of BJP to stop post poll violence and asked the police to go for action to ensure that such incidents do not recur henceforth.
Talking to newspersons last night he said the state government was contemplating to provide financial aid to the victims of post-poll violence and also directed the police to book all the accused persons and ensure exemplary punishment.
“ Violence on poll days, before and after the polls had become a tradition in Tripura during left regime. But, the change of guard in 2018 bought a positive impact across the state,” Deb claimed adding that the miscreants do not have any political identity and always want to take advantage of ruling party but BJP government would not spare them.
Giving details, he said, “in 2013 Assembly elections, altogether 244 cases were registered. Among them, 107 cases were related to pre-poll violence, 127 post-poll violence and 11 cases on poll day. In 2018 assembly polls, as many as 439 cases were registered – 235 cases were related to pre-poll violence, 8 related to poll day violence and the remaining 196 cases were on post-poll violence before the new government took oath.”
He said in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, only 186 cases were registered related to 149 (pre-poll), 33 (post-poll) and 4 (poll-day) incidents. The data showed that the people of Tripura had already started rejecting the 25-year-long tradition of violence.
“However, I am still not happy. I want that number of such incidents be decreased to zero. The government is ready to take stern action if anybody (BJP activists or workers of other political parties) indulges in post-poll violence,” he added.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Left Front led by former chief minister and opposition leader Manik
Sarkar met him with an appeal to prevent post-poll violence. They sought proper actions from the state government in preventing post-results violence. Congress state president Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman held a press conference in Delhi where he equated the situation of Tripura with Kashmir.