Eleven cases of post-poll violence were reported from different parts of Tripura in the last 24 hours and four people have been arrested in connection with a clash between political workers, police said today.
The state has been witnessing attacks and arson since the announcement of results on March 3 of the just-concluded Assembly elections. The BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally, the IPFT.
SP (Police Control) Pradip De said measures are being taken to "contain violence".
Four people were arrested from the Dharmanagar subdivision of North Tripura district yesterday in connection with a clash between activists of the CPI(M) and the BJP, he said.
"The situation has largely been brought under control now. I can say the violence did not escalate since last night," he said, adding that the 10 other cases reported since yesterday were "minor" ones.
Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Dharmanagar, Dhiman Das Chowdhury, said the clash broke out at the Alanbazar area of Dharmanagar subdivision following an altercation between members of the two political parties.
Six people - two from the CPI(M) and four from the BJP - were hospitalised, he said, adding that paramilitary forces and Tripura State Rifles personnel were deployed in the area.
BJP media in-charge Victor Shom said the party's chief minister designate, Biplab Kumar Deb, has sought "stern actions" against those found indulging in "post-poll violence".
"Deb has asserted that no would be spared if found guilty. There, however, has not been any major clash in the state so far," he said.
CPI(M) party office secretary Haripada Das said the party might issue a press release soon with a "compilation of the incidents of violence".
Two statues of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin were razed in Tripura, allegedly by BJP supporters, after the election results were declared.
The CPI(M) top brass, including general secretary Sitaram Yechury, took out a rally in Kolkata yesterday in protest against the vandalism.