AGARTALA, June 30 - In a sharp deviation from its earlier stand seeking imposition of Disturbed Areas Act in Tripura, the State BJP has demanded Centre�s intervention in containing �violence� in the poll-bound State.
BJP State unit president Biplab Deb met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Thursday and submitted a �detailed report on the violence� unleashed by the ruling party cadres during the past two months.
In the five-page report, the party highlighted some sporadic incidents of violence during the past two months. Interestingly, no major violence has taken place in the State during the period.
�BJP State unit has placed a demand for sending a Central team to assess the ground reality and seek an impartial report from the team on the happenings in Tripura�, said a party leader here on Friday.
He further said, �We want the Centre must act as per Constitutional provision to save democracy in the State as the law and order situation continues to deteriorate in the State.�
After the meeting with Singh, Deb called on party national president Amit Shah and briefed him about the happenings in the Marxist-ruled State during the past two months.
�Party leaders and activists are being attacked by the ruling party cadres and neither the administration nor the police take strong steps to stop violence,� he said.
Earlier, the BJP had told media that the party would press for imposition of Disturbed Area Act in Tripura to maintain law and order situation.