AGARTALA, Sept 15 - After days of strife over the ensuing Panchayat by-elections, BJP and IPFT leaders today resolved to remove their �misunderstandings, miscommunication and gaps�.
The development assumes significance in view of the visit of BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav to the State tomorrow. The BJP-IPFT Coordination Committee held a marathon meeting on Friday night and vowed that the coalition government must move towards achieving good governance and development, Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who is also the convener of the coordination committee, said in a joint press conference at his official residence.
Dev Varma said it was decided to increase the members of the coordination committee from 7 to 14.
�A joint team of the BJP and IPFT will conduct tours across the State to clear the doubts or misunderstandings among party workers and supporters,� he said. Dev Varma further stressed the need to ensure smooth functioning of the BJP-IPFT government. In the same breath, the Deputy Chief Minister alleged that there is a ploy to destabilise the coalition government. �We have got inputs that the CPI(M) has been planting its cadres in the IPFT and the BJP to foment trouble. We must remain vigilant,� he said.
Tribal Welfare Minister Mever Kumar Jamatia, who is also a part of the BJP-IPFT Coordination Committee, said there were untoward incidents in some blocks due to misunderstanding or miscommunication. �From today onwards, the BJP-IPFT Government will continue to work for the betterment of the State. There have been some misconceptions. We have some demands which will be sorted out through discussion,� he said.
Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman also regretted the incidents in some areas ahead of the Panchayat by-elections. �We hold the view that leaders of both parties should work together for the welfare of the people,� he said. �An ally may have some demands, which the other ally may not endorse, but the BJP-IPFT coalition Government will move on,� Barman said without directly referring to the Tipraland demand of the IPFT.