Mon, Jan 16, 2017 | updated 04:26 PM IST

Tripura: TMC organises torch rally to protest rising corruption, women atrocity

Updated: Jan 03, 2017 13:16 IST

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Jan 3 (ANI): On the pretext of alleged growing atrocities on women and rampant corruption that has been prevailing at all levels of the administration in Tripura, the youth wing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) organised a protest torch rally on Tuesday evening in Agartala.

TMC youth leader Sushanta Choudhury said, "Under this Left regime for the last 24 years there has been complete atrocity on women, rampant corruption has been prevailing at all levels of the administration. The utter failure of the Left Front government to deliver the goods to the people, deprivation of the employees and the unemployed youths all these has become burning issues in the state of Tripura under the Left

The rally started from the TMC state headquarters here and went through the streets with the protesters raising anti CPIM and anti-Chief Minister Manik Sarkar slogans.

Choudhury added that similar torch rallies are also being organing throughout the state for the same cause and protest will continue until the corrupt Left Front government is uprooted.

He said, "Youth TMC is taking out this flaming torch procession across the state to bring out the people of the state out of the complete darkness that has been prevailing since long in Tripura, and in search of light in order to give justice to the people of Tripura."

The protest rally organised by the youth wing of the TMC hinted at the growing number of rape and women atrocity cases in the state including allegation even against elected Left Front public representatives.

The TMC alleged that the real voice of the people against the ruling CPIM led Left Front is unheard as the opposition parties like Congress and BJP has mutual understanding with the ruling party and does not raise the real issues.

The TMC leader added that the ruling party has politicised the police and using them to save their party cadres who allegedly are mainly involved in most of the rape and women atrocity cases and corruption.

Tripura records among top among the states with highest record of women atrocities and lowest conviction rate.

The flaming torch rally was also part of observation of the 20th foundation day of the All India TMC party. (ANI)