Clashes in Tripura latest updates: Union minister Giriraj Singh denied that his party had a hand in the Tripura violence and the demolition of Lenin statue, but said that common people who may have felt oppressed by the Left may have done it. Ram Madhav also put out a tweet, apparently celebrating the 'change' but later deleted the tweet after facing backlash.
According to reports, Section 144 has been imposed on 13 police stations in West Tripura district. According to 101reporters, Section 144 is imposed between 8 pm and 6 am on 5 and 6 March.
Amid reports of sporadic violence in Tripura, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to the state governor and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace till a new government is installed, an official said.
During the telephonic calls, Governor Tathagata Roy and DGP A K Shukla apprised the Union home minister about the prevailing situation in Tripura and steps taken to control the violence, which erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M, ousting the Manik Sarkar led government in the just concluded Assembly elections.
Singh asked the governor and the DGP to check all kinds of violence and ensure peace till a new government is installed in Tripura, the home ministry official said.
There have been reports of sporadic violence and clashes between rival political groups in different parts of Tripura after the election results were declared on Saturday.
A statue of Left icon Lenin was also demolished at Belonia town in South Tripura yesterday with the help of a bulldozer.
Tripura witnessed a change in rule after 25 years in the recently concluded Assembly elections. The BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally, the IPFT.
Updated Date: Mar 07, 2018 17:40 PM