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Tripura polls: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechurry accuses BJP of using muscle power and money

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Agartala, Feb 10: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechurry on Friday accused the ruling BJP for distributing huge money and using central agencies to win the upcoming assembly polls in Tripura.

Yechurry said the people of Tripura are desperate to oust the BJP from power, who is using muscle power and money to win the elections.

Speaking to media persons here, Yechurry alleged, “BJP, central government agencies hatched serious conspiracy to rig the elections. Three days before the polling there could serious law and order problem by the BJP.”

“After the BJP led government came to power in Tripura, the law and order has worsened. We demand protection of the voters because any time law and order can worsen in the State. The party has failed to prevail peace in the state,” the CPI-M general secretary said.

He further said, “Election Commission must take pro-active appropriate steps to allow the voters to come to the polling stations and cast their votes fearlessly. Our delegation would meet the Election Commission on Friday to apprise the prevailing situation in the poll bound Tripura.”

Yechurry has been campaign in Tripura for the last few days and visited the voters to apprise them.

Congress and CPI-M are contesting jointly in the Tripura assembly polls to defeat the BJP. Both the parties have stated campaigning and seeking votes.

Tripura will go for polls on February 16; the counting will be held on March 2.

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