The Tripura Trinamool Congress burnt effigies of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the weekend, saying both were anti-Indian.
The TMC targeted Sarkar for his remark made at a business summit where he allegedly said India has a big brother approach to its neighours.
TMC activists organised a protest procession during which they raised anti-Manik Sarkar and anti-Pakistan slogans. The effigies were burnt at the busy Orient Choumuhani crossing on Sunday evening.
TMC youth leader Sushanta Choudhury called Chief Minister Sarkar a traitor and maintained that the CPI-M has never stood by India and that the former is echoing the sentiments of Pakistan.
CPI-M state secretary Bijan Dhar said that it is unfortunate that the TMC is burning the effigy of Sarkar instead of Prime Minister Modi and who is trying to destabilize the peace, tranquility and secular fabric of the India constitution.
Dhar alleged that the TMC (with financial support) is trying to show Sharif and Sarkar as same and which a strategy of the imperialist America to oust the Left Front government which is the only alternative. He suggested that India should continue dialogue with Pakistan to resolve issues relating to Kashmir.