C Times, 30 June 2017, Agartala
The Left govt. is using the Nari Samiti as a shield to escape the wrath of the common people due to the “ Bijita Nath – Rose Valley Scam “ issue.
Recently, The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Thursday interrogated Tripura Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath in connection with a case of the Rose Valley chit fund scam.CBI inspector Bratin Ghoshal accompanied by his colleague and a woman official of the State Bank of India questioned the minister at her official chamber in the civil secretariat for about one-and-half hours. The shifting of venue from her residence to her official chamber at the eleventh hour has aroused suspicion among the common people.
The CPIM led Nari Samiti on Friday conducted a rally across the heart of the city demanding immediate arrest of suspended BJP leader Advocate Bidyut Ghosh who is facing a rape charge. The saffron party state leader and advocate Bidyut Ghosh was expelled from the party on June 27 after BJP’s SC Morcha leader Dipa Das filed a complaint accusing him of sexually and mentally abusing her in a fake marriage of three years at Teliamura police station
The purpose of the rally conducted by Nari Samiti is certainly commendable but what steps did the Nari Samiti take in the recent Anwara murder case and other rape cases that have taken place in the past few months, said a Mohila Morcha leader.
She also added, what was the role of Nari Samiti in the rape case of the mother of two by a senior TCS officer Panna Ahmed? Did they conduct any rally demanding the arrest of Panna Ahmed?
Although in January 2017 out of 58 cases on crime against women,17 cases were registered under rape, the Nari Samiti on its foundation day claimed that the rate of crime against women in Tripura is gradually decreasing.
Political analysts said that “ Is the Nari Samiti only concerned about the women of CPIM cadre families or are they any little worried about the 18 lakh women residing in the state”