AGARTALA, Dec 1 - The ruling CPI-M in Tripura has criticised the opposition BJP for demanding imposition of President�s rule in the State and termed it as �political bankruptcy�.
The BJP had raised the demand for President�s rule on the law and order issue following the killing of a BJP activist in the State�s Gomati district yesterday by unidentified miscreants and alleged that CPI-M was responsible for the killing.
�The State Secretariat of CPI-M vehemently opposed the allegation made by BJP that the party is responsible for the killing and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits�, said a statement issued by CPI-M.
The demand for President�s rule following the killing is an �instance of political bankruptcy� in BJP and �it senses what could be the result of the State Assembly elections�, it said.
Assembly election in Tripura is slated for early next year in the State.
�We have submitted a memorandum to the Governor today demanding immediate imposition of President�s rule because law and order has collapsed in the State,� State in-charge of BJP Sunil Deodhar told reporters last evening.
Alleging that CPI(M) has unleashed violence to create an atmosphere of terror before the Assembly elections in Tripura, Deodhar said that a BJP activist was shot dead by suspected miscreants of the Left party at Bagma in Gomati district yesterday. � PTI