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Move to stop attacks on leaders

Agartala, Jan. 5: The CPM in Tripura will mobilise the party organisation to thwart violent attacks on its leaders and offices in different parts of the state following protests over irregualrities and corruption in job offers to 4,606 primary school teachers.

CPM secretary Bijan Dhar, who had earlier described the protests by job-deprived youths as “conspiracy of reactionary elements”, has now appealed to the disgruntled party workers not to fall a prey to a “trap laid by the Congress”.

In a statement to Daily Desher Katha today, Dhar said offers of employment as primary school teachers could be given to only 4,606 unemployed youths whereas there were more than 80,000 job aspirants.

“It was not possible to accommodate everybody or satisfy all the aspirants but the state government has done its best to issue offers of appointment,” said Dhar.

Hinting that certain irregularities might have crept in the matter of issuing job offers to undeserving candidates, Dhar said over the next five years, the Left Front government would give employment to more than 40,000 people and those deprived now would be given jobs then.

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