The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a petition filed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which said the public order situation in Tripura “is worsening” by the day. The contempt motion was filed by the TMC on Monday and scheduled for court hearing today.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and TMC are at loggerheads in Tripura where the latter is trying to gain a foothold by challenging the government in power.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, who is on a four-day visit to Delhi, called the situation in Tripura under the BJP government led by Biplab Deb “excruciating”. She also questioned why the human rights commission “was not taking note of the continued use of brute force” in the northeastern state.
“There is no democracy in Tripura. Several murders have taken place. Armed henchmen break into police stations. I don’t even remember how many people had to be brought to Calcutta and admitted to the police station. SSKM hospital, after being injured in Tripura, ”she said.
Referring to a Supreme Court directive regarding Tripura, a municipal ballot, Banerjee said the order was being violated by the Biplab Deb government and action must be taken accordingly.
“Despite the Supreme Court’s verdict, parties are prevented from holding meetings and rallies. In Tripura, the electoral process was mocked. If the government does not allow a political party to hold a meeting, then what will be the fate of the elections, I do not know, “she said.
The Bengal chief minister said she plans to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and raise the situation in Tripura at the meeting.
The TMC supremo’s comment sparked a sharp retort from the BJP who urged it to end the post-election violence in West Bengal.
“TMC executives should be the last to talk about courtesy and violence. BJP workers are either made homeless or murdered in Bengal every day,” said BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh.
“What they are doing in Tripura too is a poorly scripted drama. We have not forgotten what they did with our national president JP Nadda ji during his visit to Bengal,” he added.
Meanwhile, a delegation of congressmen from Trinamool met with Union Home Secretary Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday over alleged police violence in Tripura.
A total of 16 TMC MPs, including Derek O’Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Santanu Sen and Mala Roy, arrived at the party office in Delhi and demonstrated outside the Home Office against the police incident in Delhi. Tripura.
Tensions in Tripura have escalated after incidents of violence in the run-up to elections at the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and 12 other municipal bodies scheduled for November 25.