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.
The Centre was launched at the first edition of 'Spacetronics' organised by the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA).
BJP activists were also asked to make sure that security cordon of the Chief Minister is not violated under conditions to avert any attack on the chief minister's life.
The government clarified that NHIDCL is not a contractor but one of the agencies used by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for maintenance or development of National Highways.
Earlier, BJP and IPFT had announced that they would contest “separately” in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
In its effort to provide relief to such farmers and phase out cannabis plantations, the government has tried to identify profitable crops which can be grown in less time on these lands.
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.
The left parties sought to defer and reschedule of bypolls and convene an all-party meeting immediately to resolve issues.
The state food department had 9,62,046 ration cards registered in total during the erstwhile Left Front government. However, the incumbent state government found only 8,99,706 genuine cards.
The BJP and IPFT had jointly secured 44 seats in the 60 member state assembly elections and formed the government.
“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 demand comes in the wake of a series of clashes between BJP and IPFT, both allies in the state government, over submission of nominations for panchayat bypolls.
On the issue, BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb claimed the clashes were “local issues” which would not affect BJP’s alliance with IPFT in government.
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.
A duty officer from the state police told indianexpress.com that the bomb was recovered from a grocery shop of one Jasim Miah at Kalsimura area in Boxanagar village.