TMC postpones events in Tripura after state govt’s prohibitory order


Guwahati: All Indian Trinamool Congress (TMC) has postponed all its events, including a mega rally by party supremo Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, in Tripura after receiving an order from the high court that the state government has imposed Section 144 across the state.

Taking to Twitter TMC said, “As per due process of law we have sought permission from the @BJP4Tripura Govt for all our events, only for them to be denied repeatedly. This time they did not even respond to our applications and we had to approach the HC to know that S.144 was being imposed in the state.”

TMC further added, “In line with the HC’s decision not to interfere in policy decisions, we are postponing our scheduled events in Tripura. We will seek further clarity from the court on the limits to such arbitrary use of executive power.”

The Tripura High Court on Tuesday rejected the TMC plea to hold a rally in Agartala on September 22.

TMC has been trying to hold a rally in the state capital Agartala since the beginning of September.

Meetings or gatherings were prohibited by the Tripura Government. From September 21 until November 4, West Tripura district magistrate Rajib Datta issued a notice prohibiting political gatherings, stating “a concern” that political activists could attempt mischief and lead to violence.