Congress workers attacked in post-poll violence in Tripura


After the results of the Lok Sabha election were announced on May 23, the state of Tripura witnessed massive violence with people being attacked and their properties such as houses, shops being vandalised.

As reported by Scroll on May 31, three people died in what has been claimed by the local press as the consequences of political rivalry.

The Congress and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) have blamed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers for creating chaos and attacking their party workers.

One can imagine the kind of violence unleashed by the pictures posted by people on social media.

Tripura Congress PCC president Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarman, posted several pictures of the Congress office in Pratapgarh there showing the utter destruction caused after the elections.

“Congress office in Pratapgarh before and after elections. Kindly ensure thugs in the garb of political cover stop doing this. We will rebuild our office but can Tripura rebuild its image which has been lost to the culture of election violence? The same happened under left?” he wrote in a tweet on Thursday.

Tripura Congress’ official Twitter handle also posted many incidents of attacks being made on the party workers in the state and condemned these acts of violence.

Some other tweets depicting the extent of violence:

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The opposition has blamed the BJP for unleashing mayhem in the state. They have alleged that the BJP workers are settling their personal scores in the name of victory and under the protection of the police.

“They were criminal elements who were with the communists and were inducted into the BJP. Now, in the name of victory, and under the protection of the police, they are settling personal scores. Around 300 of our workers have been hospitalised, 250 homes and 100 shops of our supporters burnt,” Scroll quoted Debbarman as saying.

The Congress Party understands the trouble their workers are facing in the state and feel their pain.

Due to the same reason, the state Congress is going to appeal to the Supreme Court to get compensation for all of the victims of the post-poll violence in Tripura.

Not just this, the Congress has also initiated a crisis fund for the aid of its injured workers.

The link is in the tweet below:

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