5 Critically Injured In Clash Between CPM-BJP Workers

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Agartala: Two persons were hospitalised in critical condition after clash broke out between CPIM and BJP workers earlier on Friday in Kamalpur sub-division, in Dhalai district. A day after the date for Assembly election was announced for Tripura, ruling CPI(M) and opposition BJP on Friday clashed in Dhalai district leading to injury to five persons, police said.

Supporters of the two parties clashed again later near a hospital where the injured have been admitted and the police lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation there.
Trouble started at about 12 noon when CPI(M) took out a procession at Baligaon area alleging that BJP supporters threw away its party flags from where they had been stuck yesterday night.

The BJP activists also hit the street claiming that CPI(M) workers damaged publicity materials of the party in the same night.

When the two processions came face to face, workers of both the parties attacked one another with batons and three CPI(M) activists and two BJP men were injured, Dhalai district Additional SP Kulwant Sinha told reporters.

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