Taking benefit of indifference attitude of the Communist government towards national security and poor law & order situation, the anti-India forces unleashed a dreaded serial attack on Agartala with bombs on the evening of 1st October 2008. Agartala was tremendously shattered when one after another explosion took place starting at Radhanagar Motorstand, GB Bazar area, Gol Bazar and Palace Compound. Police suspected Harkat-Ul-Jihad-E-Islami was behind the attack that left 100 innocent persons injured but surprisingly the issue got dumped in the dark.
The government under Manik Sarkar brought a Maharastra-based private company Vidiocon International and started online lottery business. The ill-intention of the government came to light when multi-crore scam was reported. Manik Sarkar government sponsored Tripura Online Lottery Pvt Ltd. and Videocon International jointly looted 60 crore from the public. Despite huge demands from the people, state govt. did not order CBI investigation because the main mastermind of the scam is allegedly a prominent communist leader.