A CPIM delegation consisting of six members along with former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar met with CM Dr. Manik Saha to discuss post-poll violence in the state.
They claimed that over 2,000 incidents of attacks on opposition party activists were reported since March 2, the day assembly results were declared.
After meeting with CM Saha, while speaking to media, Manik Sarkar said that the Chief Minister assured the team that appropriate steps would be taken to stop such violence.
He added, “The delegation stated that there were widespread incidents of violence, including assaults, ransacking, arson, and burning of rubber plantations in the state.”
Sarkar further said that one worker from Khowai died at GBP hospital due to an attack, while four others died of shock following the violence.
He also added that the delegation submitted a representation to the chief minister and he assured them of taking appropriate steps to stop such attacks.
He also claimed that the BJP’s support base is eroding in the northeast region, as it secured only around 40 seats together in recent elections to Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland.
The leader further accused the BJP of indulging in violence due to the declining vote.