Mixed response to ADC bandh, impact on the city

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Agartala, Sep 30, 2023, By Our Correspondent


Agartala September 30: The so-called “Janajati Daradi” went on a bandh in various ADC areas of the state from Saturday morning in the passion of the uncrowned king. The bandh called by the state's main opposition party, Tipra Motha, met with partial response in all remote areas. As per the previous announcement, the picketers started blocking the roads, blocking the railway tracks and protesting in front of the offices of various government departments from six o'clock in the morning.

  The streets were deserted. Although there is no extreme deterioration of law and order, the suffering of the common people has increased to the extreme. Traffic and rail services have come to a standstill. Even though the state government ordered the office to remain open, the police administration could not make arrangements for the employees to reach the office. The picketers started the movement from early morning they blockade the road in Khowai, Kamalpur, Sikitbari areas. Opposition leader Animesh Debbarma was present there and he criticized the government and said the bandh was called to demand other constitutions of the peoples including Greater Tipraland. Bandh is going on in ADC areas in the entire state. Thousands of worker supporters joined the strike. The main objective is to present the constitutional demands of the people to the central government i.e. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Meanwhile, the picketers organized a movement by blocking the national highway in Baramura. ADC Chairman Jagadish Debbarman and other leaders were present.

They have been protesting since morning by burning tires in the middle of the road. On the other hand, the MLAs and activists of Tipra Motha party sat on the road blockade on the national highway of Bathantganja Dewan Bazar and Raja Choumhani of Bathantganja to demand Greater Tipra land. They protested by hanging playing cards around their necks and throwing logs on the road. If their demands are not met, they will call a 72-hour bandh in the coming days and block all the roads in the state, warned Subodh Debbarma, MLA of Charilam Bidhan Sabha Constituency. On the other hand, Tipra Motha party workers protested in front of the headquarters gate of Khumuluwng and Baramura Sadhupara area. The Assam-Agartala National Highway has come to a standstill. In response to the 12-hour bandh called by Tipra Matha, the blockade started in the Gandachhara sub-district area from this morning. Starting from shops, traffic is almost at a standstill. There are no reports of any adverse events.