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The Trinamool Congress upped the ante on the political violence in Tripura, with 17 MPs meeting Union home minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday and Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee promising to take up the issue with PM Narendra Modi during their scheduled meeting on Wednesday.
Tripura Violence Protest
Banerjee, before leaving for Delhi on Monday, said the Tripura issue “cannot remain I confined to. Tripura”. “It will. 1 be raised in Delhi, Mumbai, and elsewhere,” she added.
Trinamool national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, too, reached Delhi on Monday evening after meeting party leaders in Agartala and visiting the homes of Trinamool workers, targeted allegedly by BJP supporters.
The party opened another front, with national spokesperson Saket Gokhale writing to National Human Rights Commission chairperson Arun Mishra for a fact-finding committee to be sent to Tripura like it was done for Bengal.
A few hours after these developments in Agartala and Delhi, a chief judicial magistrate’s court granted bail to Trinamool Youth Congress president and actor Saayoni Ghosh. Cops had slapped Ghosh with cases relating to attempted murder, attacking religion, trying to instigate riots, and criminal conspiracy. “Only two of the sections slapped on her were non-bailable. The court found no ingredients that could have led to these penal sections,” Ghosh’s lawyer, Shankar Lodh, said. “The court imposed no condition in the bail order except directing her to cooperate with the police.
She has been asked to provide a surety of Rs 20,000,” he claimed. Public prosecutor Biswajit Das said cops wanted two days’ police remand to question Ghosh. “They can’t suppress us in this manner. We have full faith and confidence in the judiciary. The fight for truth and justice will be sharper,” the actor said.
Monday’s developments started with 17 Trinamool Congress MPs calling on Union home minister Shah at his Krishna Menon Marg residence after a four-hour dharna in North Block seeking central intervention to stop the violence on Trinamool Congress leaders and workers in Tripura.
“The Union home minister assured us that he would seek a report from the Tripura government and there would be no violence (against TMC workers),” Trinamool Lok” Sabha chief whip Kalyan Banerjee said after the meeting.
Trinamool leaders started reaching Delhi soon after Ghosh’s arrest on blatantly false charges” in Agartala on Sunday and attacks that left 16 parties workers injured. “Our MPs have gone to Delhi to meet the Union home minister. But they have not yet got an appointment. They wanted to demonstrate in front of his residence but I stopped them.
They have been sitting outside his office since morning but he does not have the courtesy to listen to them. So I will go to the home minister’s office to meet our MPs directly from the airport,” the CM told reporters before leaving for Delhi.
“Tripura is burning. There is no democracy in the BJP ruled state. People are getting killed. Goons are roaming around the streets with arms. They are not allowing democratic protests even after theSupreme Court ruling.
They are making a mockery of elections. But our workers are still fighting for the people of Tripura. I believe they will give a fitting reply,” Mamata said, adding: “The Tripura government is not even listening to the Supreme Court’s instructions and guidelines. I believe it is contempt of court.”
It was a little after Mamata’s statement in Kolkata that senior MP Saugata Roy told reporters in Delhi they were leaving for Shah’s residence.
TMC seniors said Union minister of state for home Nityananda Raihad called them to confirm an appointment at 4 pm. “We have apprised Shah of the Tripura developments. We submitted a memorandum. We have detailed all incidents, from the past attacks on our MPs to Ghosh’s arrest. He said would speak to the Tripura CMand decide accordingly,” Roy said.
“Seventeen MPs submitted a memorandum regarding the brutality that our candidates, leaders, workers well as supporters faced in Tripura. The situation is grave and worrisome. We hope that JUSTICE will be served,” the party tweeted later.
Mamata is likely to meet opposition party leaders in Delhi but there will not be any meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi as she is away for health reasons because of pollution levels in the national capital. A meeting was on the cards earlier, party seniors said.
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