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Congress delegation to visit Tripura

The grand old party which won one out of the four Assembly seats where by-polls were held, also demanded an apology from the BJP national president JP Nadda over the incident

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New Delhi: A three-member Congress delegation-led by its Leader in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury will visit Tripura on Monday over alleged attack on state unit chief Birajit Sinha and party workers by BJP workers after the announcement of results of Assembly bye-elections.

The grand old party which won one out of the four Assembly seats where by-polls were held, also demanded an apology from the BJP national president JP Nadda over the incident, and an investigation by Home Minister Amit Shah into the matter.

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Condemning the alleged attack, a senior party leader said, “It is utterly shameful that the police stood as mute and complicit spectators while the BJP ‘goons’ stormed the office and attacked our office bearers.”

“A three member senior leaders delegation of Congress including Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Gaurav Gogoi and Naseer Hussain will visit Tripura tomorrow to take stock of the situation and make a report on this heinous attack,” Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said in a statement.

The Congress leader urged the authorities to take strict action against the culprits , and ensure security to its party offices and office bearers.

Earlier in the day, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in a tweet wrote,”I strongly condemn the vicious attack on our leaders and workers by BJP goons following Congress’ win in the Agartala bypoll. The people are with us. Shameful that the police stood as mute spectators instead of stopping the attack. These BJP goons must be brought to justice.”

Out of the four Assembly constituencies, the ruling BJP won three seats.

Among the prominent winners include Chief Minister Manik Saha from Town Bardowali constituency and Congress’ Sudip Roy Barman from Agartala seat.

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