Tripura violence: TMC MPs stages dharna outside Amit Shah’s residence

TMC MPs staged a protest outside the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, regarding alleged assault to party leaders and workers in Tripura. Tripura government has violated Supreme Court order, TMC alleged.

Tripura violence: TMC MPs stages dharna outside Amit Shah’s residence

New Delhi:  Trinamool Congress party MPs have staged a dharna outside the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s office in Delhi, condemning the action of the Tripura government allegedly assaulting TMC works and leaders in a rally.

TMC MPs alleged that the Tripura government has violated the order of the Supreme Court, which ordered that the Tripura government should not object to the political parties to take out peaceful protest rallies or attend political rallies in the state.


The MPs in the delegation included Derek O'Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Kalyan Banerjee, Sougata Roy, Dola Sen, among others. Alleging repeated instances of violence, the party decided to take the matter to Delhi.

Earlier TM C MPs have sought an appointment with Amit Shah, but they have not got the appointment, decided to stage the protest in front of his residence.

Tripura police have arrested Trinamool Congress youth President Sayoni Ghosh for allegedly spreading ruckus during a public meeting of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb.

Party has alleged that Ghosh was attacked by BJP goons when she was taken to a police station in Agartala for questioning and later she was arrested by the police.

Ms Ghosh was accompanied by other party leaders including MP Sushmita Dev, Kunal Ghosh and Subal Bhowmik. The party said all of them were attacked inside the East Agartala women police station. Six supporters were injured in the violence, the party alleged.

However ruling BJP has denied the allegations of TMC. There have been reports of a string of violent incidents in Tripura as the Trinamool Congress is trying to gain a foothold in the state ahead of the 2023 assembly elections. The party is contesting the Tripura civic polls, due on November 25.