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Free and Fair Elections: Avoid Deploying Police During Polls in BJP-ruled States: Yechury

Web Desk(Tvm)Updated: Saturday Feb 11, 2023

Agartala: With regard to elections in Tripura,  the government should refrain from deploying police in BJP-ruled states, said  CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury. When it comes to Lok Sabha elections,  the  inadequacy of  Central forces  is understandable.  However with just three states hitting polls, why is police deployment for security being done, asked Yechury at a press conference, adding that deployment of state police is a deliberate move, given the high chances for a regime change.

People are fed up of BJP’s  misgovernance and violence. The mood is prevalent everywhere in the State. Worried  by public sentiment, BJP is trying hard to sabotage elections with  misuse of  money and power. The Election Commission should be willing to conduct free and fair elections. Security at polling booths is far from adequate. The Central forces must conduct marches at places. People should be able to go to booths fearlessly.

To ensure victory of democracy in Tripura, alliances shall be worked out at constitution  level in Tripura, said Yechury responding to a media question. . A local party Tipra Motha, has publicly called to prevent split ups in votes against BJP.

Democracy and rule by law must be restored to the State. Democracy ought to win, emphasised Yechury. CPI(M). State Secretary Jitendra Chaudhary was also present at the the press conference.