BJP blamed opposition CPI(M) for allegedly instigating Tuesday’s violence that led police to open fire on protestors during 12 hour strike against tabling of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Lok Sabha. At least 11 tribal activists were wounded in the incident and several shops were set on fire at Madhav Bari, 14km east of here.
“We have information that a former minister and CPI(M) leader held a secret meeting prior to demonstration. The ultimate design was to create a riot like situation between tribal and non-tribal people”, BJP leader and state’s Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman said on Wednesday.Mr Barman made the allegation after visiting the injured at G.B. Hospital and enquired about their treatment. The patients were also visited by Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarman, Forest Minister Mebar Kumar Jamatia and former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.