TNT desk | February 12, 2018
As the election date draws closer in Tripura, cases of pre-poll violence has begun to do its round. In a recent case, it has come to light that a BJP booth president identified as Madhusudan Deb of Ramnagar who was missing for the past few days was found dead. As per a twitter post shared by Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on February 11, he accused the CPI(M) goons of brutally murdering him.
He also stated that , “The white attire of Manik Sarkar ji is getting deeply stained by blood of innocent and people shall avenge this soon. Shame!” :
Much to our shock & horror we discover today that our missing booth president of Ramnagar Sri Madhusudan Deb is brutally murdered by @cpimspeak goons. The white attire of Manik Sarkar ji is getting deeply stained by blood of innocent and people shall avenge this soon. Shame! pic.twitter.com/qLXwewS66C
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 11, 2018
It may be mentioned that this is not the first case of pre-poll violence that has rocked the state. In the first incident of pre-poll violence in Tripura, some rival activists on February 9 attacked supporters of a candidate of the ruling CPI-M in Takarjala, injuring five Left members and two policemen, police said.
The Left party demanded immediate deployment of paramilitary forces in Takarjala, Golaghati and Ampinagar Assembly constituencies, all reserved for tribals, to ensure a free, fair and smooth election on February 18.