Left parties condemn attacks on Tripura leftists

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:59, Mar 09,2018 | Updated: 01:02, Mar 09,2018

 
 

Central leaders of Communist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh, Workers Party of Bangladesh and parties under Democratic Left Alliance on Thursday condemned India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party supporters-led attacks on Communist Party of India (Marxist) party offices and supporters in Tripura.
A reign of terror throughout the state was unleashed by BJP and its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura after the assembly election results were announced on March 3, ending 25-year rule of CPI(M) in the state.
In separate news releases, leaders of the left parties extended their support to the working classes fighting the rise of religious fundamentalists in India and other South Asian countries.
CPI(M)’s state secretary Bijan Dhar claimed on Tuesday that 514 party activists were assaulted, 1,539 houses of party activists were attacked and 196 houses set on fire since the announcement of results.
At least 134 party offices were vandalised and looted, 64 of them were set on fire and 90 offices of different mass organisations had been occupied allegedly by BJP-IPFT supporters, he claimed.
A 5-foot fibre glass statue of Lenin at College Square in Belonia, about 110 kilometres from state capital Agartala, was also pulled down by BJP activists on Monday.
Left party leaders condemned the action saying that pulling down Lenin’s statue could not fade away his ideology.

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