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CPI-M criticises BJP demand for Prez rule in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The ruling in has criticised the opposition for demanding imposition of Presidents rule in the state and termed it as "political bankruptcy".

The had raised the demand for Presidents rule on the and order issue following the killing of a activist in the state's Gomati district yesterday by unidentified miscreants and alleged that was responsible for the killing.

"The state secretariat of vehemently opposed the allegation made by BJP that the party is responsible for the killing and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits", said a statement issued by CPI-M said here last night.

The demand for Presidents rule following the killing is an instance of political bankruptcy in BJP and "it senses what could be the result of the elections", it said.

Assembly in is slated for early next year in the state.

"We have submitted a memorandum to the governor today demanding immediate imposition of President's rule because and order has collapsed in the state," the state in-charge of BJP Sunil Deodhar had told reporters last evening.

Alleging that CPI(M) has unleashed violence to create an atmosphere of terror before the assembly elections in Tripura, Deodhar said that BJP activist Gahur Hari Molsom was shot dead by suspected miscreants of the Left party at Bagma in Gomati district yesterday.

"Earlier, at least five BJP activists were killed by (M) goons and many of our leaders and workers have escaped from such attacks," he said.

Deodhar said those who raise their voice of dissent are being silenced and even journalists are not spared in

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 16:00 IST