Over 5,000 opposition Left supporters today courted arrest from various parts of Tripura in a civil disobedience agitation against the alleged anti-farmer policy of the central government, police said.
Police said there was no report of violence during the agitation, though Left leaders alleged that they were attacked by ruling BJP supporters at different places.
In the first major political protest since the poll debacle of the Left Front in Tripura in February, seven Left trade unions organized the stir as part of a nationwide protest by different peasant bodies.
Assistant Inspector General (Law and order) Smriti Ranjan Das said 5,222 supports were arrested from across the state and no violence was reported.
He also alleged that BJP workers tried to prevent left supporters from joining the movement.
BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb, however, denied the charges and said left parties were trying to sensationalize the situation.
"Democratic atmosphere prevails in the state. The opposition party was able to organize the civil disobedience after new government's formation is proof enough that there is no political victimization."
Kishan Mazdoor Joint Forum organized the movement in 450 districts of the country today.
The agitators submitted deputations to District Magistrates in all eight districts of the state.
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