Agartala : Sangh Parivar goons in Tripura attacked CPI(M) leader and former Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar on his visit to Shanti Bazar in Agarthala earlier in the day.
According to reports, in violation of Covid protocol, a sizable no. of BJP workers including women lay in wait at the venue well ahead of the visit As MLA Manik Sarkar, who is also the state Opposition Leader, arrived with Deputy Oppn Leader, Badal Chowdhary and other comrades, the miscreants pelted stones, bottles and used sticks to attack. Two vehicles were destroyed in the violence. Badal Choudhary was injured after a bottled hit him on the forehead.
CPI(M) released video footage showing BJP workers throng menacingly toward Manik Sarkar during the attack.. Police reached the scene and hurried everybody away into their vehicles.
Earlier, BJP workers had attacked homes of CPI(M) workers who observed Karl Marx’s birth anniversary on 5th of May. CPI(M) demanded strict action against perpetrators including arrests.