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TMC Says BJP 'scared To Death' After Tripura Police Reject Rally Request

The TMC's statement came after Tripura police rejected the party's request to hold a rally in Agartala between September 15 and September 17

Abhishek Banerjee, Biplab Kumar Deb

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All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Monday launched a fresh attack on the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Tripura after his party was denied permission to conduct a political rally. 

Tripura police have maintained that the TMC's requested to hold a rally in Agartala was denied as another political party had received prior permission to hold a rally on the same day. Reacting to it, the TMC MP said that Tripura BJP is "scared to death" to let him enter the state. Banerjee shared two letters sent by the Tripura police rejecting the party's request to hold a demonstration on September 15. 


Police cite Vishwakarma Puja to deny TMC permission to hold rally

The TMC MP informed citing the letters that the TMC was initially denied permission to hold a rally on September 15 as another political gathering was already scheduled on that date. Additionally, the state authorities added that "it is not possible to permit for holding of rally on September 16 since there will be law and order commitment of the police in view of Vishwakarma Puja which falls on September 17." Vishwakarma Puja is a major festival in the state of Tripura and invites large crowds. 

Tripura CM is 'clearly quaking': TMC leader 

Following the statement by Tripura police, TMC leader Sushmita Dev tweeted saying that Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb "is clearly quaking."

Reacting to the letters shared by the general secretary of the party, TMC Youth Wing leader Debangshu Bhattacharya Dev asserted in Bengali, "this is the condition after Abhishek planned to come for one day. If he had planned to come for seven days then heart patients in Tripura would suddenly increase." 

Meanwhile, TMC leader Kunal Ghosh wrote on Twitter, "Who is so scared that BJP police also objected on 16/9 after banning the 15/9 Tripura march on ridiculous arguments. Proven, @AITCofficial is the main opponent here. The BJP has a headache with them. It cannot be stopped in this way. The next step will be announced by Trinamool on Tuesday." 

Earlier, the TMC had announced that the national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee would lead a padayatra in Tripura's Agartala on September 15 to protest against the “BJP-IPFT government misrule.”

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