However, Agriculture Minister Pranajit Singha Roy denied reports of clash between two BJP factions and said that a section of opposition supporters conspired to disturb the event and damage the image of BJP-IPFT government in Tripura.
“I was returning from office for lunch and found that an auto-rickshaw driver was urinating in front of my residence. Upon objecting, he, along with two of his associates, attacked me and hit me on my head with a metal rod," the journalist said.
The opposition parties have demanded to defer and reschedule the poll process, giving enough time to them for filing nomination papers. However, the State Election Commission has denied any such chance.
In his address at a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Devvarma said that CPI (M) has hatched conspiracies and tried to infiltrate BJP and IPFT, which caused “misunderstanding” among the allies.
A notice was issued from the office of General Administration (Administrative Reforms) on Friday evening asking concerned departments to take “suitable action” against employees who failed to report to duty.
According to Tripura State Child Welfare Society chairperson Nilima Ghosh, there were signs of torture on their bodies. She also said the families had to pay money for their children's education at the Buddhist mission-run school in Bihar.
“There is no work in villages and rural people are suffering from severe food crisis. Many of them are crossing the international border into Bangladesh to collect forest products and sell them for a living. The new government has to take a stand on the issue”, Sarkar said.
The 15.054 km long Agartala-Akhaura rail project in west Tripura district is being constructed with an estimated expenditure of Rs 968 crores. It would connect Akhaura in Bangladesh with Tripura’s capital city Agartala through Nischintapur in the Indo-Bangla border.
Speaking to reporters after the BJP national executive meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, Deb accused Sarkar of trying to “destroy” the state by not taking any action against rampant drug peddling during his tenure.
The IPFT leader feels that both the allies have taken a “well-considered decision” by contesting against each other. Earlier this year, the BJP and IPFT previously announced to contest against separately in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.