C Times, 18 July 2017, Agartala
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also Home Minister is unable to move from his government residence with the massive protest of BJP supporters.
The political situation is turning extremely volatile with the opposition BJP continuing for a showdown in the form of gherao of the residence of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today since early morning at around 6 am, alleging the state government’s failure to clear the IPFT’s road and rail-line blockade for the last one week.
Accomplishing antiquity Tripura Communists are facing the agitation from the opposition power. Opposition BJP workers have blocked all way of Chief Minister’s residence, and shouting “Manik Sarkar Hay Hay”.
Preceding, Sunil Deodhar, BJP State observer giving an ultimatum to the chief minister to put an end to on ongoing blockade by IPFT, if the normal situation is not restored in the state within the next 4 hours, the BJP will gherao CM official residence to stop his movement.
Deodhar said, “We had given 48 hours’ time to the state government to take peremptory action to end the IPFT road blockade since it was the responsibility of the state government and due to the blockade common people have been suffering. The deadline has already ended at yesterday, and state government has failed”.
He also added, “Situation is nothing but we will not allow the Chief Minister to move. He is enjoying already when the state is suffering, so, let him take rest”.
BJP workers presently are flourishing barrages of protest in front of CM’s residence demanding the immediate action on the National High way blockade by IPFT in demanding of separate state since 9 days. All the opposition parties have asseverated extreme indignation over Manik Sarkar silent role over the IPFT called blockade. When his people are suffering due to the strike over Tripura’s transports since 9 days.
BJP vice president Subal Bhowmik said, “I have already demanded CM resignation, CM called Rajnath Ji and told him to handle the situation, Rajnath Ji can’t intervene in the law and order of the state excepting that, there is a presidential rule. So if CM can’t handle the situation he should resign and ask to meet governor for the Presidential rule in Tripura.
He also added excepting that any particular time for withdrawal of IPFT strike is announced, they will not go from there.
A huge number of TSR, Police and CRPF have been deployed to keep the law and order situation under controlled. the agitation is continuing until the publishing time.