AGARTALA: A 12-hour bandh called by the Congress partially affected normal life in most parts of Tripura today
The bandh was called in protest against yesterday’s attack on state party president Pijush Kanti Biswas at Bishalgarh in Sepahijala district.
According to reports, Congress supporters across the state staged road blockades and burnt tyres along the roads, including national highways.
Congress leader Pujan Biswas said that the twelve-hour bandh against the misconduct by the BJP government was carried out successfully.
“I condemn the attack on senior citizen and Congress president Pijush Biswas. But BJP has done no kind of attack on him. However, Pijush Da is a senior advocate of our state, and BJP does not believe in such kind of attack and politics. That was only their internal matter,” BJP Sadar District President Alok Bhattacharjee said.
BJP MP Pratima Bhowmik, after visiting Pijush Biswas at Bishalgarh Hospital, appealed to the Congress party to withdraw the bandh.
Reportedly, offices, schools and other government institutions were said to be open.
Shops and market areas were also partially closed.
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