Agartala, October 9 (IANS): The Congress is planning to launch an agitation in Tripura from October-end against the forcible occupation of several of its party offices by the BJP, a top party leader said here on Monday.
“The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has forcibly occupied at least seven Congress party offices in various parts of the state,” Tripura Congress Vice President Tapas Dey told media persons.
The BJP-occupied offices were in Udaipur, Bagma, Santir Bazar, Mohanpur, Madhupur, Barjala and Kamalpur. “These offices were being used by the Congress since early 1960s,” Dey said.
“We have requested the concerned District Magistrates to take suitable actions to free the occupied offices soon,” he added.
Dey said if the concerned district or sub-divisional authorities failed to take appropriate actions to free the occupied Congress party offices, the party would launch an agitation from October-end.
He said that though the BJP forcibly occupied these Congress offices, the local administrations of the Left Front government have remained silent for “mysterious reasons”.
Tripura Congress Party chief Birajit Sinha, who was currently in Delhi, told IANS over phone that he would discuss the matter with the central leadership.
The BJP, meanwhile, denied the Congress allegations.
“Thousands of Congress leaders, members and workers including six legislators have joined BJP. In many places there is not a single Congressmen to open the party offices,” BJP spokesman Mrinal Kanti Deb said.
Deb said the Congress deserters who had set up those party offices and joined BJP now, they were using these offices as a centre of agitation against the Left Front government.