A day after picketing outside his office, a delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs in Delhi met with Union Home Minister Amit today to allege that Tripura Police was riding roughshod over their party colleagues.
The delegation of Trinamool Congress MPS had reached the national capital and sat on a dharna outside the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The MPs raised slogans against the home minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded an appointment with Amit Shah.
“We want the home minister to listen to us. Both Shah and Modi need to answer for the violence that is happening in Tripura,” said Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Ray.
Trinamool in trouble in Tripura
Yesterday, the Trinamool Congress had alleged that some BJP activists had beaten their party workers with sticks and stones inside a police station in Agartala. The Trinamool Congress members had gathered at the police station after party leader Saayoni Ghosh was taken there for questioning in the morning.
The actor-turned Trinamool Congress leader Saayoni Ghosh was arrested on charges of attempt to murder after she allegedly disrupted a meeting of state Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb by shouting “Khela hobe” (the game is on) Saturday night.
Following her arrest, Trinamool Congress workers gather outside the police station.
Several people were also injured in an attack on the Trinamool Congress state unit’s Steering Committee chief Subal Bhowmik’s residence in Bhagaban Thakur Chowmuni area of Agartala on Sunday night. Police and Tripura State Rifles personnel were deployed in the area. The Trinamool Congress has alleged that “members of the media” were also “clobbered”.
Meanwhile, the BJP has denied Trinamool Congress’s allegations.
The Supreme Court recently directed the Tripura Police to ensure that no political party is prevented from exercising its rights in accordance with the law for campaigning in a peaceful manner.
The Trinamool Congress has repeatedly alleged that its candidates were being prevented from campaigning by the ruling BJP supporters there.