Correspondent AGARTALA, Sept 22 - Amid tight security cover, the civil disobedience movement of Youth Congress ended peacefully here on Tuesday.
Activists of the Youth Congress trying to break through the police barricade, in front of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s residence at Agartala on Tuesday. – UB Photos
However, police had to use water cannon to disperse the protesters, when a group of YC activists, led by All India Youth Congress president Saminder Singh Raja Brar and other party leaders tried to break the last police barricade in front of IGM Hospital.
Brar, while addressing a rally to mark YC civil disobedience movement, came down heavily on Chief Minister Manik Sarkar for not recommending CBI probe into the chit fund scams.
“In the past one-and-half year, the Chief Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What was the hidden agenda? It appears that Sarkarji has influenced the Prime Minister for not ordering CBI probe into the chit fund scams,” he alleged.
Brar continued, “If CBI probe is ordered, the Left Front government and its leaders will be out of power.”
The YC president also made it clear that the Congress party would not tie up with any political party in the Northeastern States as desired by the Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi.
In his speech, Brar also sharply criticised the BJP government for failing to keep promises made before the party came to power. “During Lok Sabha poll campaigns, Modiji used to say he was a chaiwala. What did he do for the community he belonged to? Chaiwalas are still selling tea on the streets, while Modiji has became the Prime Minister,” he said.
Opposition leader Sudip Roy Barman, PCC president Birajit Sinha, YC State unit chief Sushanta Chowdhury also addressed the rally.
Party MP Raj Babbar, who also joined the rally for a brief while, poked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying: “If a person could not recognize his wife, how come he will look after welfare of common people.”
This is for the first time after back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Left Front that the Youth Congress organised a massive rally. And this could be seen as the beginning of another round of electoral battle as the civic elections are slated for December, according to political analysts.