Agartala March 22: Majority of the people of the state rejected the BJP in the recently concluded assembly elections. For that, the miscreants supported by the ruling party, the BJP, launched an attack on the people of the working class. The CITU State Committee strongly condemned the government’s declaration of jihad. State President Manik Dey said this at a press conference organized at the CITU state office on Wednesday. He drew the attention of the Chief Minister and said that legal action should be taken immediately.
The Chief Minister should take measures so that the laborers can join their work. CITU General Secretary Shankar Prasad Dutta, who was present at the organized press conference, highlighted the statistics of the incidents of terrorism and said that the BJP has unleashed terror on people of good sense since noon after the announcement of the election results on March 2. Secretary and president of 24 committees of CITU in the state are unable to stay at home. 705 auto rickshaws associated with transport are unable to ply on the roads. 162 e-rickshaws were not allowed to ply on the road.
For the last 20 days, 316 vehicles are not going to ply on the road. 18 small and big cars were set on fire. The houses of 504 workers were vandalized. 432 houses were looted. The houses of 56 workers were set on fire. 302 roadside hawker shops vandalized and looted. 55 shops have been set on fire. And so far more than five hundred shops are not allowed to open. The miscreants have locked up the shops, says the ruler. More than two hundred shops were looted. 122 rubber plantations were destroyed by fire. 215 people are being prevented from going to work in government gardens. And besides, more than 1500 workers are forcibly sent home by signing white paper for layoff. These include pump operators, rega workers, tweep workers and construction workers. According to the information, 221 workers have been physically assaulted so far. There are more than a thousand workers without houses.
This includes 16 workers of Agartala Swami Vivekananda Awasan. They have not been able to enter the residence since last two March. He said that they are stopping the livelihood of working people in the state through such brutality. He said that this press conference has been organized to bring back the BJP’s consciousness. He opined that if the government does not take the role soon then the workers will advance for their own rights in the coming days.