AGARTALA, Oct 22 - The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which controls the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), here on Tuesday accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to �grab the autonomous body through backdoor�.
The accusation comes after two elected TTAADC members � Patiram Tripura and Jaikishore Jamatia � met the Governor on Monday and claimed of the 28 elected members, 15 members belonging to CPI-M led Left Front had moved a no-confidence motion against the executive council headed by Radha Charan Debbarma.
Tripura is a senior CPI-M leader and Jamatia an expelled leader of the Left party.
The BJP, however, denied the charges. �The CPI-M�s organisational base in the rural and tribal areas has been wrecked. If the Left members are ideologically strong, how they could be lured by the BJP,� BJP spokesman Nabendu Bhattacharjee said.
Debbarma said the BJP had been trying to lure the CPI-M�s TTAADC members to capture the council.
�Before the 2018 Assembly polls, the BJP had made 299 promises, but could not implement a single promise. It�s a reign of terror in the state. Lawlessness has been prevailing in Tripura since the BJP came to power in March 2018,� he said. � IANS