Agartala: The scuffle between two partners of the government – BJP and IPFT during the campaign to the election of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) yesterday left as many as 15 BJP men injured in South Tripura while three motorbikes were set on fire and four other wrecked in a sudden attack.
All of them were shifted to hospital with multiple injuries and police stepped up security in Manirambari village of Belonia where the incident occurred. Despite the specific case, police have yet to arrest anybody in connection with the incident.
The similar incident of a violent clash between IPFT and it’s opponent royal scion Pradyot’s TIPRA, which has left two IPFT workers injured severely and destroyed a party of IPFT and ransacked two motorbikes in Amarendra Nagar are of Takarjala in Sepahijala district yesterday.
Police said TIPRA workers had a bike rally in Amarendra Nagar in support of TIPRA’s chairman Pradyot Kishore Manikya and allegedly TIPRA supporters attacked the IPFT office in Takarjala in presence of some workers of IPFT who were holding a meeting.
The unprovoked attack inside the party office has left two IPFT workers Pramod Kalai and Budhu Kumar Debbarma seriously injured. The attackers fled away when the counter attack was launched by IPFT. The injured Pramod Kalai was stated to be critical and undergoing treatment in Agartala Govt Medical College, police added.
Meanwhile, BJP alleged that at least 15 persons were left injured in an attack carried out by IPFT workers in Manirambari when they were in an election meeting. According to report, after finalisation of seat sharing between BJP and IPFT, Dhananjoy Tripura became BJP-backed IPFT nominee in Manirambari ADC constituency.
However, it could not make local BJP leaders happy and their nominated Rocky Victor Tripura fielded as an independent candidate, which made IPFT angry. Yesterday, when Rocky attended a meeting in a house, a group of IPFT workers stormed there and attacked them indiscriminately, set motorbikes on fire and attacked the houses nearby.