CPI(M) accuses Congress of trying to being PR in Tripura

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Agartala, Jan 7 (UNI) CPI(M) polit bureau member Sitaram Yechury and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has alleged that the Congress party is conspiring to impose President's Rule in Tripura ahead of the state assembly elections.

Addressing a public rally here yesterday, organised by the Left Front's youth wing Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Tribal Youth Federation (TYF), both leaders expressed dismay over the Election Commission's move of seeking elaborate report on summary revision of photo electoral rolls and delaying the announcement of the poll schedule.

They warned that if the the Centre proclaimed President's Rule in Tripura before the elections as in Nagaland, they would lead the entire country to a state of emergency and also urged the Election Commission to declare the schedule at the earliest.

Expressing displeasure over the role of the Election Commission, Mr Yechury asserted that if the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre follows the strategy as has been done in Nagaland, the party would leave no stone unturned ''to teach a lesson to the Congress High Command'', while expressing confidence that the ruling Left Front would win the next Assembly elections.

Mr Sarkar criticised the Congress for its bid to forge electoral alliance with Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), who had won reputation as an overground faction of the banned NLFT and said, ''While the Congress is propagating against terrorism and communal forces at the national level, here in Tripura, it is doing electoral business with an underground outfit, backed by political parties to capture power.'' Highlighting the Left Front Government's achievements during the past few years, Mr Sarkar said people will set a new record by installing the sixth Left Front Government in the State.


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