CPI-M to launch door-to-door campaign against NRC, NPR

Agartala: The CPI-M would undertake 48-day long door-to-door campaign from February 4 against the NRC and NPR, party’s central committee member Gautam Das announced on Sunday.

According to Das, Tripura state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the 48-day long door-to-door campaign against the NRC (National Register of Citizens) and NPR (National Population Register) would culminate on March 23, when three heroes of India — Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar — were hanged to death by the British.

“At least 12 times within and outside the Parliament (Home Minister) Amit Shah announced to introduce NRC in the entire country, now the Prime Minister said they never said anything like this. As part of our nation-wide move, we would ask the people not to fall in the mischievous trap of the RSS and Modi-Amit Shah conspiracy to make the genuine Indian a doubtful citizen,” the Left leader told the media after a two-day CPI-M Tripura state committee meeting.

He claimed that the RSS is keen to drive out Muslims and Christians from the country and they are also ideologically against Dalits, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities.

“As they follow ‘Manusmriti’ (Manu’s code on social practice), RSS’s main motto is to split people on religious and ethnic lines,” Das said that after the BJP government came to power in Tripura in March 2018, a total lawlessness prevailed in the state.

“Attacks on the CPI-M party offices, homes and business establishments, which had started after the BJP came to power in Tripura, continued unabated. Police remained a silent spectator and averse to register FIR of the crime. To divert people’s mind over the complete non-performance of the BJP government, without any proof, evidence and basis police had arrested veteran CPI-M leader and former Minister Badal Choudhury only to harass him and to malign the previous Left government.

“The High Court on Saturday granted bail to Choudhury as the police failed to submit any chargesheets against the sitting legislator even after 105-days of his arrest,” Das said.