Shivani Gadhavi –

Published on: November 24, 2021 at 17:50 IST

A day before Tripura civic body elections, the State is going through a turmoil. Several cases of violence are filed by the Trinamool Congress against the BJP governed state. The Trinamool Congress on 23rd November, 2021 approached the Supreme Court of India with a contempt plea against the BJP lead Government in Tripura.

On 22nd November, 2021 a Trinamool Congress candidate Gouri Mazumdar from ward1 of Agartala’s Municipal Corporation claimed that “…goons posing as workers of a political party fired shots at her house, and set a portion of the residence on fire.”

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Vikram Nath directed the BJP lead Tripura Government to elucidate the speech given by a BJP MLA where he called for violence against politicians of the Trinamool Congress in a “Talibani Style.”

The Bench questioned, “Did the MLA give that speech? If yes then was any action taken against him?”

On 18th August, 2021 a Bhartiya Janata Party Member of the Legislative Assembly named Chandra Bhowmik incited violence against the workers and politicians of the Trinamool Congress by stating in his speech- “to attack the Trinamool leaders in Talibani style.”

Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani who is representing the Tripura Government stated, “I don’t think the speech incited violence. Petitioners are making mountains of molehills.”

Jaideep Gupta, senior advocate, appearing for the Trinamool Congress argued, “A journalist has been beaten up. A First Information Report has been registered against the party leader actor Sayoni Gosh for raising slogans…despite being a victim, she is facing the charge of attempt of murder.”

The Bench while directing the State Government to deploy additional battalions of Central parliamentary force for protection; stated, “We don’t want to go bickering right now. We only want to add police presence.”

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