Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sushmita Dev said on Monday that her party workers were facing violent attacks in Tripura and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send the Director General of Police (DGP) to the state.
Taking to Twitter, Dev said: “Prime Minister of India the least you can do is send the DGP of Tripura back to his state where there is complete chaos. The DGP conference can wait. We the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) official workers are facing intense violence.
While talking to news agency ANI, the Rajya Sabha MP said: “Our workers have been beaten, our cars have been broken. There is a false case against Saayoni Ghosh and we expect protection from the Tripura Police.”
“They vandalised the police station and attacked us twice yesterday. The DGP and IGP are not available on phone. Apparently, the DGP is in some conference with the PM, whereas his state is in chaos. Clearly, the law and order situation is not a priority for the government,” said Dev
According to Trinamool leader Derek O’Brien, 16 MPs arrived in New Delhi seeking an appointment with Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the alleged attacks on party leaders in Tripura.
Violence broke out in Tripura ahead of the elections to the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 12 other local bodies slated for November 25.
On Sunday, TMC claimed several people sustained injuries after the attack on the home of TMC Tripura unit’s Steering Committee head Subal Bhowmik in the Bhagaban Thakur Chowmuni area of Agartala.
The MPs will sit on dharnas starting Monday morning in the national capital against the arrest of the leader of the Trinamool Youth Congress, Saayoni Ghosh, by the Tripura Police. On Sunday, Ghosh was arrested for allegedly creating a commotion at a public meeting attended by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.