Pinarayi Vijayan, KC Venugopal / Photos: Mathrubhumi
Kerala: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Congress General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal, among others, condemned the attack on the INC-Left front delegation visiting violence-hit areas of Tripura.
Vijayan told that opposition parties are being targeted and the state of law and order in Tripura is concerning. He also urged counterparts to protest against Sangh Parivar-backed regime’s brazen pursuits.
According to Venugopal’s tweet, “ We will never be intimidated by the BJP goons, and will stand up against their undemocratic & cowardly behaviour at every instance."
Earlier on Friday, the joint team of Congress and Left Front MPs who were on a visit to Bishalgarh to meet affected families of post-poll violence were allegedly attacked by a mob. According to the INC-Left front, the attack was orchestrated by BJP.
“Once the delegation, comprising CPM MP E Karim and Congress MP Abdul Khaliq and AICC general secretary Ajay Kumar landed at Nehalchandrangar market, they were attacked by miscreants raising slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. One vehicle was severely damaged, while two more cars were also vandalised," senior CPM leader Rakhal Majumder said.
The delegation is expected to stay in the state till March 12 after which it will submit a report and the issue will be raised in the next Parliament session, which will begin on March 13, CPI MP Binoy Viswam tweeted on Thursday.
BJP returned to power in Tripura by winning an absolute majority. BJP won 32 seats with a vote share of around 39 per cent. CPM got 11 seats while Congress bagged three seats. The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) managed to open its account by winning one seat.
Most of the post-poll violence cases were reported from Sepahijala and Khowai districts. At least 20 shops were set on fire in the post-poll violence at Nehalchandranagar, a border village of Bishalgarh subdivision, on Wednesday night.
With agency inputs