Agartala, July 14: Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Friday strongly criticized the Trinamool Congress (TMC), condemning the widespread violence during the Panchayat Election in West Bengal.
He called upon West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC leaders to visit Tripura to understand what democracy is and how peaceful election can be conducted.
Expressing his disapproval of the TMC, the Chief Minister urged his party workers to reach out to TMC supporters in Tripura and enlighten them about the violence that unfolded during the West Bengal elections, which resulted in the loss of 18 lives.
“It is important for you to visit the homes of Trinamool Congress supporters and apprise them of the tragic events that took place in West Bengal. During the Panchayat elections in West Bengal, approximately 18 individuals lost their lives. The leaders of Trinamool Congress should come to Tripura to comprehend the true essence of democracy. We firmly believe in conducting peaceful elections without resorting to hooliganism,” asserted Dr. Saha.
He condemned the TMC workers for their involvement in the killing of BJP party workers during the election process. Dr. Saha emphasized that the TMC’s history of violence extended beyond targeting common citizens and also included their own party workers.
“We have witnessed their disregard for human life in the past when they targeted innocent civilians and our own party workers. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should come to Tripura to learn how elections can be conducted peacefully. In the 2023 Assembly elections, Tripura set a remarkable precedent by holding elections without any violence or disruptions. The election period in Tripura was smooth and trouble-free,” said CM.