Agartala, Oct 29 (UNI): The ruling TIPRA Motha Chief of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman has criticised opposition Congress and CPI-M for not doing enough to maintain communal harmony and raised strong voice against the fringe elements for disturbing communal integration.
Referring to the recent alleged vandalism in mosque, a few houses and shops of minority Muslims in Panisagar of North Tripura by Viswa Hindu Parisad (VHP) activists from a rally and subsequent retaliation from Muslims in a few locations, Pradyot said, “All the national political parties have been doing vote bank politics and not coming out aggressively against such incidents.”
He questioned if Rahul Gandhi or Sitaram Yechury tweet from Delhi condemning the attacks on minorities, why Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president, CPI-M state secretary or leader of the opposition Manik Sarkar did not come on the street protesting the communal violence and forcing the state government to arrest the culprits.
“When me as an individual launched an agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act to protect the interest of the indigenous people of Tripura, the same political parties opposed it in Delhi but locally they were silent. These nationalist parties are least bothered about the peace, sufferings or development of indeginious communities or minorities, rather they always try to exploit their opportunity and swell up their vote bank,” Debbarman alleged.
He further alleged that Tripura didn’t have the culture of communal in-fighting and in recent years it has developed.
“No Muslim was harassed in Tripura ever since Maharaja’s time. The mosques were built by kings or the Muslims to practice their religion and communal conflict was not a culture in Tripura but, so called Hindu bodies and their political patronizers brought it from outside for vote bank politics. We shall not allow such activities and all the political parties must join hands to eliminate these,” he said.