Assam Finance minister and Convener of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Himanta Biswa Sarma today alleged that Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has “failed” to provide security to the women in the state. “It is a matter of deep concern that 86 per cent of the total crime in the state is against women. Here the women are being raped, molested and tortured everyday and do not get any redress. Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has completely failed in giving safety and security to the women,” Sarma told reporters.
The North-East Democratic Alliance is a political coalition that was formed by Bharatiya Janata Party along with regional political parties like Naga People’s Front, Sikkim Democratic Front, People’s Party of Arunachal, Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People’s Front in Northeast India in 2016.
Sarma, a senior BJP leader of Assam criticised the Tripura chief minister for not visiting the guardians of a rape victim in his constituency, who was murdered after rape.
A young tribal girl was raped and murdered at Thalibari area in Dhanpur, the assembly constituency of Sarkar on June 7 last. The state unit of BJP demanded a CBI inquiry into the scams related to chit funds.