Biplab Kumar Deb set to be next Tripura CM

Tripura CM-elect Biplab has ancestral ties in Chandpur

Communist outfits charged BJP supporters of targeting them and their offices with violent backlash following the saffron party's massive victory in assembly polls.

The Left has accused the BJP of unleashing violence in the state, after the latter ousted the 25-year rule of the communist party in the state. Reacting to the demolition, Yechury said, "BJP's fascistic trait has been well displayed at Tripura's Belonia where they dismantled Lenin's statue".

According to him, a middle-aged man Taher Mia died of heart attack when the BJP workers exploded crude bombs in front of his house at Baxanagar in western Tripura on Tuesday.

Police in the remote state of Tripura said they were investigating more than a dozen complaints of arson, violence and vandalism in the wake of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) win at the weekend election.

A statue of Russian Communist icon Vladimir Lenin, in middle of Belonia town in south Tripura, was razed with bulldozers. "It will be removed by police tomorrow and given to the municipality for storage", said Monchak.

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Jignesh Mevani, a popular Dalit leader and the newly-elected independent MLA in Gujarat assembly, wrote, "If this news is true, then aside from taking down Lenin's statue, I hope you will also take down the casteist Manu statue in Rajasthan High Court!"

Condemning the violence, tweeted the CPI-M party, "Post Poll violence in Tripura against the Left is the truth which mocks the PM's claims that BJP believes in democratic norms!" Raju Nath, the BJP south district secretary, was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

Talking about the statue Tapas Datta, reportedly said that the 11.5-ft fibre-glass statue was sculpted by local artist Krishna Debnath at a cost of Rs 3 lakh. "What does this foreigner Lenin have to do with our people?"

He said that around 535 party offices and CPI-M's frontal organisational offices were attacked, forcibly captured and set on fire across Tripura. While some social media users alleged that more people across the world died due to communism, others have lamented that "this is what happens when a far-right government comes to power".

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