Manik Sarkar condemns post-poll violence in Tripura

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Agartala, Mar 20: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today expressed shock over some incidents of poll-related violence in the state and announced to provide adequate financial assistance to the genuine victims after conducting enquiry.

Speaking during the Motion of Thanks to the speech of Governor D N Sahaya in the Assembly, Mr Sarkar urged the Legislators from both the ruling and Opposition parties to assist the police to stop such ''unfortunate'' incidents immediately. ''I have already instructed the DGP soon after the counting to take all possible measures to avoid post-poll violence,'' he said, referring to the Opposition members' concern over the post-poll violence.

Mr Sarkar also assured the Opposition MLAs that the government would provide financial assistance to the victims of the post-poll violence and said, ''Tripura is not the property of a particular political party despite the massive mandate in favour of the Left Front.'' The Chief Minister also highlighted the achievements during the past five years that were mentioned in the Governor's speech. He also thanked the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for sanctioning two important projects - rail link extension work from Agartala to Sabroom and conversion of NH-44 into four lanes.

The 104 MW Monarchak power project is expected to be completed within the next 20 months after hectic efforts of the state government, Mr Sarkar said, adding that the 750 MW Palatana power project is likely to get delayed as the final bidding got stalled on technical grounds.


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