The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had turned Tripura into the “killing field of democracy”, alleged former Chief Minister and CPI-M leader Manik Sarkar, here on Thursday.
He was addressing a protest against the “violence and intimidation” in the ongoing panchayat polls.
“By intimidating and attacking opposition candidates and workers, the BJP has already won 85 per cent seats of the three-tier panchayats. Now it’s threatening the few opposition candidates left in the fray for the July 27 polls,” Sarkar said.
The BJP workers were not even sparing women candidates of the Left parties, he said and added, the one-sided election was a huge attack on the democratic process.