The opposition also protested against a proposal to introduce the Essential Services Maintenance Bill (ESMA), 1968, which provides for a designated police officer to arrest a person continuing to participate in service disruption activities without a warrant.
They demanded fresh elections to the West Tripura seat and held demonstrations, rallies across the constituency calling upon supporters to corner political hooligans and build a bond of unity among people.
In his address at Kanchanpur in North Tripura, 170 Km from Agartala, Sarkar told a gathering of party supporters that BJP is trying to earn poll mileage out of a war-frenzy with Pakistan keeping Kashmir issue in the midst of it.
Most people affected by violence at Madhabbari said they sustained losses in lakhs since their shops were gutted during clashes. However, local administration provided a maximum of Rs. 10 thousand as compensation.
“Government has responsibility to rehabilitate them. Otherwise what they will do? They will go back again. To stop them to go back again to the jungle, it is needed to rehabilitate them,” Arabinda Rajkhowa said.
Tripura elections: The election official said that 76 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm but the percentage is likely to increase as several people are still in the queue to cast their vote.