New Delhi, June 20: The Congress on Monday condemned the alleged attack on its party leader Sudip Roy Barman by BJP workers ahead of the Assembly bye-elections in Tripura and demanded immediate arrest of those involved behind the incident.
Barman, who switched over to the grand old party. After he had severed his association with the BJP few months back, is contesting in the bye-elections. From one of the four Assembly seats in Tripura. Where polling will be held on June 23.
Alleging ruling BJP’s involvement, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh in a tweet in Hindi wrote, “I strongly condemn the deliberate attack on our senior leader in Tripura, Sudip Roy Barman ji and demand immediate arrest of the culprit.”
Endorsing his party colleague, Congress MP Abdul Khaleque in a tweet wrote, “Strongly condemned brutal attack on five time MLA and Congress candidate of Agartala bye-election Sudip Roy Barman by BJP goons in presence of Tripura Minister.”
The Tripura Congress has alleged it’s nominee from Agartala Assembly seat was allegedly attacked by BJP workers on Sunday night.
Last week, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. Which is also in the fray, had submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India. In which it claimed that people affiliated with the BJP allegedly attacked its party workers.
The TMC also demanded immediate action against the perpetrators and urged to ensure free and fair polls.
Among the prominent candidate in the bye-elections include Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha. Who is BJP’s nominee from Town Bardowali Assembly constituency.
Saha recently took over as the CM of Tripura after Biplab Kumar Deb quit the post.