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BJP needs to come clear on Tipraland demand, questions Central Congress leadership


    TNT Desk | March 7, 2018

    The Central leadership of the Congress party in Delhi has asked the BJP to come clear on the demand of Tipraland which its key ally IPFT is continuously making in the state of Tripura. The BJP had asked for state territorial council as well during the build up to the elections in Tripura whereby direct powers would be given to the Tribal dominated TTADC but after the victory everything has fallen silent.

    The AICC leadership from Delhi has asked for clarity in this issue.It may be mentioned that NC Debbarma led IPFT swept 8 out of the 9 seats that they contested in the tribal areas and the regional party demand was a singular demand of a separate Tribal state of Tipraland to be carved out of Tripura.

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    The communist party in their manifesto had spoken for a united Tripura while the Congress in their manifesto had spoken of direct funding to the TTADC and Kok Borok in Roman script .

    The duality of BJP is clear like in Gorkhaland and other states where they speak in different voices in the Tribal areas and in another in non tribal areas .

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    Randeep Surjewalla the senior congress leader also asked if the BJP is seriously considering the demand of their ally IPFT of having a Tribal Chief Minister as there seems to be a lot of confusion on the issue. The confusion was however subsided when BJP state President Biplab Kumar Deb was named the Chief Ministerial candidate for Tripura.

    The CPI(M)’s downfall continued, especially after two journalists were killed and questions were raised pertaining to the law and order situation in the state while the demand for Tipraland was still burning, the BJP tactically grasped the changing political scenario in the state making an alliance with Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT). After decades of left rule, the state, for the first time, will have a BJP government with the support of IPFT.


    Meet the next Chief Minister and deputy CM of Tripura!


      Agartala | March 6, 2018

      In a recent development in Tripura politics , it has come to light that Jishnu Deb Burman has been chosen as the Deputy Chief Minister.

      BJP state unit chief Biplab Deb will be the next Chief Minister of Tripura and Jishnu Deb his deputy. The announcement was made by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who along with Jual Oram, was sent to Tripura as central observers.

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      This morning, Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram had come to Agartala to finalize the names of legislative party leaders and other portfolios. However, nothing much was disclosed about the portfolio distribution other than the fact that Biplab Kr Deb would head the BJP legislative Party which makes it clear that he would be the Chief Minister of Tripura while the post of Deputy CM would be occupied by Jishnu Deb Burman.

      It may be noted that all 35 BJP MLAs as well as the core committee members of the BJP met at the state guest house in Agartala this morning. They will now be heading to the Governor’s house to stake claim to form the new government.

      Biplab Deb can very well be termed an ‘outsider’ in the state’s political landscape, but for the fact that he was born and brought up in south Tripura’s Udaipur. After graduating from Tripura University in the year 1999, Deb trained under RSS veteran KN Govindacharya and caught the attention of Sunil Deodhar, the BJP’s Tripura in-charge.

      Deb was made the president of the state BJP and in a very short period of time he caught the imagination of the electorate, displaying impressive oratory skills and an overall pleasing personality. In Deb, the anti-Left forces finally found an alternative to the formidable four-term chief minister Manik Sarkar.

      Will Tripura see an indigenous Chief Minister after 25 years?


        By Our Reporter

        Agartala | March 5, 2018

        After ending the 25-year-long CPI(M) rule in Tripura, the state is gearing up to welcome a new set of government on March 8. In view of this,  BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb while addressing reporters has said that Nitin Gadkari would be coming to Tripura on March 6 to attend the oath taking ceremony. He will land in Agartala airport at 12 noon in the day and will head to the BJP state office at Krishnanagar where a meeting might take place . The meeting is expected to be attended by all 35 BJP MLAs from the state and senior leaders including BJP state in-charge Sunil Deodhar.

        This meeting will be decisive of finalizing the party’s legislative leaders.

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        After the meeting, the BJP state leaders accompanied by other senior leaders are expected to stake their claim of forming government government at the Raj Bhavan on thne same day.

        On March 8, all BJP and IPFT MLAs are learnt to be taking oath of office for the new office in front of a huge gathering at Astabal Ground in Agartala.

        It was also informed that PM Narendra Modi, party national president Amit Shah and other senior leaders have been invited to attend the oath taking ceremony in Agartala on March 8.

        The chief of  IPFT which is a poll ally of BJP, NC Debbarma stated in a press conference that he wishes for an indigenous Chief Minister to rule Tripura. He said that as per the tradition of Northeast India, it will be justice for all if an indigenous CM is chosen for Tripura.

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        IPFT president NC Debbarma has asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to pick the chief minister from among tribal members of legislative assembly (MLAs).

        The probable CM candidate is BJP state president Biplab Kumar Deb but unconfirmed sources have informed that a three member list has been proposed from the said party for its parliamentary board.

        Tripura: CPI(M) accuses BJP-IPFT of largescale post-poll violence, claims over 240 injured


          From Our Correspondent

          AGARTALA: Accusing BJP and IPFT of large-scale post-poll violence, Tripura CPI(M) has said over 240 leaders and workers were injured in attacks across the state since assembly election results were announced yesterday.

          In a statement this evening, CPIM state secretary Bijan Dhar condemned the alleged attacks and said women were not spared of assaults launched by the saffron party.

          The BJP-IPFT combine snatched power in a landslide victory against communists in Tripura by winning 43 out of 59 assembly seats that went to polls on February 18. Election was suspended at Charilam constituency – a ST reserved seat, after CPIM candidate expired of cardiac arrest one week before polls. The seat would now undergo elections on March 12.

          Speaking to this correspondent, Bijan Dhar said that a team of his party met DGP Akhil Kumar Shukla this evening seeking his intervention into the alleged violent activities. DGP has assured us to ensure peace, he added.

          Dhar said the saffron cadres had either burnt, ransacked or captured CPIM party offices, trade union offices and the like. Prominent party workers’ homes were attacked as well, he said.

          The police have admitted scattered incidents of clashes. Superintendent of Police (Control) Pradip De said that there were few reports of such incidents and ‘due action’ was being taken in all such cases. However, he denied knowledge of any political murder till date.

          A source in CPIM said they were ‘looking into’ political angle on a murder at Jirania sub-division, 20 Km from here, this afternoon. On the issue, the police official said that one Kanchan Talukdar, 50, was murdered by his neigbour Swapan Debnath, who hit Talukdar on his head with a spade while the two were working in a paddy field. The SP said no political connection was found on the issue.

          Communists ruled Tripura for 35 years except one term in the middle from 1988 to 1993 when a Congress-led coalition ruled the state. The Left Front was reduced from 51 seats in the last Assembly to sixteen in poll results announced on March 3.

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          Tripura: Class 10 board exams to begin from March 6

            Tripura Daily News 
            AGARTALA | March 5, 2018
            The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) led Madhyamik examination is set to begin from March 6.
            A total of 47, 596 students would sit for the examinations that would continue till April 10.
            Higher Secondary examinations would start from March 8 instead of the earlier scheduled date March 5 due to Assembly polls.
            The Higher Secondary exams would continue till April 13.
            “Students would appear English paper on the first day of the exam for both Madhyamik and Higher Secondary examinations,” said TBSE president Mihir Kanti Deb.
            Two papers – Mathematics and Philosophy , supposed to be conducted on March 12 , has been rescheduled to April 13.
            A total 25,512 students would appear in the exams.

            Tripura: Manik Sarkar resigns as Tripura CM after BJP-IPFT dethrones Left Front


              PTI | Agartala | March 4, 2018

              Outgoing Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar submitted his resignation to governor Tathagata Roy in Agartala on Sunday, a day after the CPI(M)-led Left Front was dethroned by the BJP-IPFT coalition after nearly 25 years in power.

              The governor advised Sarkar, who was chief minister since 1998, to continue until the new chief minister takes oath.

              Coming out of the Raj Bhavan, Sarkar told reporters that he and his ministers would not have been able to run the government for so many years unless the people and the employees extended their cooperation to them.

              He expressed gratitude to the people of the state and the staff members of the state administration.

              The BJP-IPFT combine scripted history on Saturday by winning the Tripura Assembly polls with a two-third majority, ending 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the northeastern state.

              The BJP and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) won 43 seats and the CPI(M) won 16. Election on 59 seats of the 60-member assembly was held on 18 February. Polling was countermanded in one seat due to death of a CPI(M) candidate.

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