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.
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 .
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.