Home News Reports CPM, accused of pre-poll violence in Tripura, withdraws candidate alleging post-poll violence

CPM, accused of pre-poll violence in Tripura, withdraws candidate alleging post-poll violence

The CPM on Saturday decided to withdraw from the Charilam seat in Tripura, the polling of which was postponed due to the death of CPM candidate Ramendra Narayan Debbarma. Alternatively, polling will be held on 12th March. Earlier the party had fielded an alternate candidate in the form of Palash Debbarma.

Since then, the party has had a change of heart to not contest from the seat alleging post-poll violence in the constituency. The CPM’s state secretary Bijan Dhar has blamed the ruling BJP and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) for this violence. As per him, the CPM candidate was forced to stay out of the constituency, despite being its resident. Dhar thus claimed that they had sought for further postponement of the polls, which wasn’t granted. Thus they decided to unanimously withdraw from the polls.

BJP’s Sunil Deodhar though has termed the allegations as baseless.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Such allegations by the CPM might be taken with a pinch of salt by the people, considering the communist party itself has been accused widespread violence prior to the polls.

We had reported how barely week ahead of the polls, the body of a BJP booth president was recovered from Barjala region of the state. Madhu Deb the party’s booth president from the Ramnagar constituency, was abducted and remained untraceable for a couple of days. BJP had alleged that CPM cadre was behind this act.

As per BJP’s Sunil Deodhar, who has been made in-charge of the state, this was the 11th Tripura BJP activist, killed in the last 13 months, thereby insinuating the violent conditions under which the opposition parties operated.

Such allegations though weren’t unique for this election. As per a Swarajya article, the communist party is known to create a climate of terror and intimidation ahead of the polls. The CPM allegedly restrains opposition candidates from campaigning and issues threats to opposition workers and voters. It is also alleged that CPM workers and musclemen violently go around towns and villages ahead of polling day to create a climate of fear.

As is commonly known, “assuming power over the state isn’t the same as assuming power over the establishment”, some might find it difficult to believe to that the CPM has been so exponentially weakened and BJP similarly strengthened that, the red party is now being overpowered violently barely days after the latter has assumed power.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: BJP MLAs stay overnight at the Vidhan Soudha to protest, Guv asks to have trust vote by 1:30 PM

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.
Tamil media on dead tiger

Tiger dies after eating a Sambar Deer, Tamil Media reports how it died after consuming ‘Sambhar Rice’

On Sunday evening, a tiger was found dead soon after it had eaten a sambar deer. The carcass was found in the Parsons Valley reservoir in the Nilgiris district.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise Pakistan for Hafiz Saeed' arrest

Hafiz Saeed was living freely in Pakistan, so hold your applause: US Committee gives Donald Trump a reality check

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee had to remind Donald Trump that Hafiz Saeed did not need any searching or finding so he should rather hold his applause.

Kapil Sibal claims Barkha Dutt was sacked before her tweets, won’t be paid anymore, Barkha says Sibal is lying

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan ‘Referendum 2020’, extends support to banned terror outfit Sikhs For Justice

Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has landed herself in a new controversy. Kaur has taken to social media to extend her support to Khalistan.

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

Nanny state? Arvind Kejriwal led AAP govt finalises draft policy to limit number of guests at marriage functions in Delhi

The AAP government had in December last year, told the Supreme Court that it is in the process of formulating a policy which limits the ‘vulgar display of food’ at weddings lavish weddings in the national capital
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,645FansLike
158,977FollowersFollow
74,860SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post