Stop Tripura violence: Sitaram Yechury to Narendra Modi
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention to stop the “pre-planned” violence targeting party offices in Tripura by “mobs of BJP men”.
“In a pre-planned fashion, scores of offices of the CPI(M), including the state headquarters, were attacked by mobs of BJP men. Among the offices which were damaged or burnt down are the Udaipur sub-divisional office, Gomati district committee office, Sepahijala district committee office, Bishalgarh sub-divisional committee office, Santar Bazar sub-divisional office, West Tripura district committee office and the Sadar sub-divisional committee office,” Yechury said.
The party chief described the attack on the state committee office in Agartala as the most brazen. “They have ransacked the ground and first floors of the office, burnt two office cars and broken the bust of Dasarath Deb, a revered leader of the people of Tripura,” Yechury said, adding that the houses of many CPM leaders and activists were also attacked, ransacked or set on fire.
Yechury claimed police and the CRPF took no action.
“The impunity with which the attackers operated shows the connivance of the state government…,” he added.
The CPM leader appealed to the Prime Minister: “We strongly urge you to intervene without any delay to stop these violent attacks against the CPI(M) and the Left Front.”