After coming to power again, the BJP has become more arrogant than ever and is shamelessly trying to purchase MPs, MLAs and various celebrities associated with other parties, using its massive corporate-donated money power and influence. But where ideology is strong, people resist.
Recently Jharna Das Baidya, CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP from Tripura and AIDWA state secretary and CEC member has proved this and made public how Amit Shah told her that since the Left's days are over she should now join the BJP.
Jharna hit back and said that she had come to meet him not as BJP President but formally as the Union Home Minister to inform him of the violent and anti-democratic activities of his party in Tripura in the panchayat elections and to demand justice. She reminded him that so long as a single CPI(M) member remained in Tripura, they would fight tooth and nail against the BJP. This firm stand made Amit Shah retreat and express regret.
We are proud of Comrade Jharna and thousands of others in Tripura who are standing up so bravely for their ideals in the face of savage repression.
We strongly condemn this totally unethical behaviour of a person who is the second most powerful person in the government today and we think that he has brought shame to his office through this behaviour.