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Centre encouraging divisive forces: CPI(M)
 AGARTALA, Jan 6 - Setting the tune for the upcoming Tripura Assembly elections, CPI (M) State secretary Bijan Dhar on Saturday alleged the BJP-led Government at the Centre has been fomenting divisive forces.

 The party came to know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly assured the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) delegation of forming a committee to find out the feasibilities for a separate State, he said while addressing a press conference here.

“The CPI(M) has no objection with the electoral understanding between BJP and IPFT but our concern is the saffron party encourages the move for a separate State of Tipraland, he pointed out.

Mentioning the hooliganism of IPFT in the State including ten blockades of National Highway and railway tracks, Dhar alleged that Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and BJP have extended their helping hand to disturb the prevailing peace and tranquility of the State.

IPFT with the help of BJP has tried the obstruct the Ganamukti Parishad (GMP) rally and attacked GMP supporters, burnt vehicles and injured several workers. They also ransacked party offices of CPI(M), he alleged adding that on September 21 last they killed young journalist Santanu Bhwomik and a driver Jeevan Debnath brutally.

“Now, BJP’s State in-charge Sunil Deodhar has been protecting and even offered shelter to two charge-sheeted accused of IPFT, who are responsible for killing of Santanu Bhowmik”, he further alleged.

CPI (M) strongly condemns the steps of the Union Government and BJP for their support to a divisive force like IPFT, said Dhar, adding that it’s a game plan to oust the LF Government.

CPI (M) will never allow any forces to divide the State, he said adding that earlier too communal and divisive forces were rejected by the people of Tripura and this time too they will meet the same fate, he asserted.

On BJP’s move to protect jobs of ‘sacked’ 10,323 teachers, Dhar said that CPI (M) will extend support if Centre brings an ordinance in the current session of the Parliament bypassing Supreme Court’s order.

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