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‘BJP No Cogent Threat, But We Have To Improve Performance’

Manik Sarkar on what his government in Tripura is doing to nab Shantanu Bhowmick's assailants and the strategies the Left has chalked out to prevent the rise of the BJP in the state ahead of elections...

‘BJP No Cogent Threat, But We Have To Improve Performance’
Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari
‘BJP No Cogent Threat, But We Have To Improve Performance’
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2017-10-03T17:53:49+05:30

The recent killing of a young journalist in Tripura sent shockwaves across the country, fuelling demand for the arrest of the assailants and justice through speedy trials. Bula Devi speaks to chief minister Manik Sarkar to know, among other things, what his government is doing to nab the culprits and the strategies the Left has chalked out to prevent the rise of the BJP in the state a year before assembly elections.


Interview by Bula Devi; Video by Tribhuvan Tiwari; Edited by Suraj Wadhwa

Tripura has been rocked by the recent killing of journalist Shantanu Bhow­mick. What steps has your government taken to bring the culprits to book?

Agreeing to the Agartala Press Club’s dem­and, we have decided to set up a special investigating team....

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