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CPI(M), INPT involved in Madhabbari incident: IPFT gen secy


Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The IPFT, an ally of Tripuras ruling BJP Thursday alleged that opposition CPI(M) and INPT, were involved in the Madhabbari incident, where at least seven persons were injured when protesters opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill clashed with police on Tuesday.

Both the CPI(M) and the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) termed the allegations made by the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) as baseless.

Mevar Kumar Jamatiya, general secretary of IPFT, who is also the state Tribal Welfare minister in a press conference here Thursday alleged that "CPI(M) and INPT had hatched a conspiracy to destabilise the government. They were involved in the Madhabbari incident and indulged in violence, which resulted in police firing."

Jamatiya said "We demand a judicial inquiry into this incident to unearth the truth."

CPI(M) state secretary, Gautam Das said, "We condemn this baseless allegation made by IPFT. The allegation is completely baseless. None of our party was anyway involved with the incident. They are making this allegation only to hide their own misdeeds."

Das said the CPI(M) condemns the Madhabbari incident.

The INPT general secretary, Jagadish Debbarma said the allegation made by IPFT is totally baseless.

"They are making this allegation just to suppress the failure of the administration. Their allegation is completely baseless," Debbarma said.

Jamatiya said mature leaders of Twipra Student Federation (TSF), the student wing of IPFT were not present during the blockade of the road at Madhabbari and the leaders of INPT and CPI(M) "misguided the movement.

"There were no mature leaders at Madhabbari, only few youths of TSF were there. Taking this opportunity the CPI(M and INPT leaders misguided the movement. We want truth should come out, so we wanted judicial inquiry into the incident," he said.

Asked if their alliance with BJP was running into "rough weather" Jamatiya said, "Our party would soon discuss the issue in our executive committees meeting very shortly. I am not going to comment on this matter alone because that will be decided by our party.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 18:30 IST