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By-Polls Completely Rigged: CPIM Demands Fresh Poll In Dhanpur, Boxanagar

The bye-elections in 20-Boxanagar and 23-Dhanpur Assembly Constituency have been totally rigged by the ruling BJP miscreants using a section of the police and Civil Administration through an extra-ordinary terror situation.

Instead of flushing out of the outsiders from the Constituency and adjacent areas, the ruling BJP miscreants were allowed in large number to get into the constituency areas from 3rd September night, 2023 itself.

They were deputed in strategic points spreading the entire areas of both the constituencies to carry on operation on the poll day.

On 4th August night, one Abu Jafar, a CPI(M) leader was physically assaulted at his house at Boxanagar by BJP candidate Tofazzal Hussain himself.

Today, only 16 CPI(M) polling agents in 20-Boxanagar Assembly Constituency and in 23- Dhanpur Assembly Constituency could manage to attend the respective polling booths. But most of them were forcibly driven out of the polling booths by the miscreants mobilized by the BJP.

Today, from dawn onwards, the outsiders gathered by the BJP started terrorization and intimidation specifically selecting the opposition supporters not to go to the polling booths.

Those who dared to defy their dictate, were given threats of dire consequences. Many genuine voters were returned back from midway of the polling booths.

In Mohanbhog area of Dhanpur , one Minister namely Bikash Debbarma physically led the terrorization drive today.

Bikash Debbarma, Minister instigated the BJP followers accompanying him to attack on Jayanta Debbarma, a TYF leader at Mohanbhog who had to be treated in GB Pant Hospital, Agartala.

And Ramapada Jamatia, MLA was also found roaming around along with a big number of outsiders. Large number of outsiders cast vote in the name of absentee voters.

In many polling booths, most of the voters were forced to cast vote in the voting compartment in presence of BJP miscreants or the miscreants themselves cast vote on behalf of the voters.

The police supposedly getting a tacit signal from the administration, did not take any measure to contain the evil drive of the BJP miscreants.

In this way the elections in both the constituencies have been reduced to a complete mockery.

In view of these eventualities, CPI(M) Tripura State Secretariat demands countermand of entire elections in both the constituencies i.e. 20-Boxanagar and 23-Dhanpur constituencies and arrange a fresh poll with strictest security measures.

To avoid repetition of mockery of election, CPI(M) demands the following, before issuing fresh poll:

Arrest Bikash Debbarma, who physically led the large number of miscreants to terrorization of voters.

Remove SP Sepahijala, and both the ROS of Boxanagar, and Dhanpur immediately.

As the employees posted in the poll-bound Sub-Division have to work under duress, electoral staff may be drafted from outside the poll-bound District.

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