After mammoth rally BJP claims father sold son
By Our Correspondent, 06/12/2017, Agartala

After the news of infighting in state BJP flared up in the aftermath of the pitched battle between followers of Biswabandhu Sen and Tinku Roy in Dharmanagar there was depletion among the rank and file of the party. But on Wednesday a mammoth rally held by SC Morcha revived the flagging fortunes of the party. Sunil Deodhar, Biplab Deb and Vinod Sonkar who came from Delhi all spoke against the anti SC policies of Manik Sarkar government.

It could not have come at a better day than the Mahaprayan diwas of Babasaheb Ambedkar. Buoyed by the success of the rally , BJP today claimed that a tribal labourer has allegedly sold off his minor daughter due to poverty in Tripura, with the state administration denying that any such incident occurred.The saffron party claimed that the father, Karna Debbarma, had allegedly sold off his eight-year-old daughter at Saratchandrapara in Khowai district last Monday.

A video, which was made available to reporters, purportedly shows the man saying he "sold his daughter due to poverty"."I am an APL card holder and earn my livelihood by selling forest produce. I have sold my daughter due to poverty," the man said.Debbarma claimed that he had asked for a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card from the local elected representatives several times and they had assured him that the card would be issued at the appropriate time."I have not received any benefit as a poor tribal from the government so far," Debbarma said in the video."There are six members in his family," the labourer said.BJP spokesperson, said, "It is a proof that the tribals are languishing in poverty and the BPL cards are issued to only those who support the ruling CPI-M."