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BJP attacking opposition, says CPI-M

IANS  |  Agartala 

The CPI-M on Friday 'gheraoed' the Police headquarters to protest against attacks on party cadres and leaders by alleged BJP workers and against attempts to turn the ongoing local urban body election process into a "farce".

After more than three hours of 'gherao', a delegation of Communist Party of (CPI-M) leaders led by met senior police officials and apprised them about the "abnormal situation prevailing in the state".

"Democracy totally throttled after the BJP-led government came to power in in March. We have told the of Police (Akhil Kumar Sukhla) and other senior officials that if the violent attacks on opposition leaders, cadres and supporters were not stopped, then our agitation will be intensified," Choudhury told the media.

Former Manik Dey, CPI-M west district and three MPs - Jitendra Chowdhury, and - led the demonstrations.

said that after preventing the submission of nominations of candidates for the by-polls to the urban local bodies, (BJP) workers attacked the houses of the candidates belonging to opposition parties.

Kar accused the attackers of looting valuables from the houses and not sparing even women and young gils. He accused the police of not taking any action.

CPI-M said that following the demands of the Left parties, the asked the to take action against the attacks on candidates and others but the of Police did nothing.

By-elections will be held on December 22 in 158 vacant seats of 13 Municipal bodies and



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 19:02 IST