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BJP hits back at Yechury

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, July 9 - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura has strongly refuted CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury�s statement of total lawlessness in Tripura under the new regime.

�Yechury�s statement was absolutely false, fabricated and malicious to downgrade the State�s image. Peace prevails in the State and the new government has decided to show zero tolerance to crime�, said party�s general secretary Pritima Bhowmik at a press conference in the party headquarters here on Monday.

Reacting to the killing of four �comrades� in the post-poll violence, Bhowmik said people had witnessed worst ever violence after Assembly elections in 2009 and 2013. �At least 11 BJP activists were killed before 2018 Assembly elections. There is no political murder in the State during past four months�, Bhowmik claimed.

Referring to the murder of Tapan Sutradhar, a CPI(M) leader in Unakoti district, Bhowmik said the murder was not politically motivated. �The suspected killer Satish Namasudra was a business partner of the deceased CPM leader�, she pointed out.

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