AGARTALA, Jan 28 � The opposition Congress today announced that it would fight the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election alone and would not have any tie-up with other parties.
�We are trying to revive our tribal base and have taken initiative to train tribal leaders for working among the tribals. We have not discussed with any tribal-based party regarding making any alliance and the matter was not even discussed in our party forum,� Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President, Birajit Sinha told reporters.
In the last TTAADC elections held in 2010, the Congress had an alliance with Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura.
The Left Front had swept the tribal council elections last time and secured all the 28 seats. In the 30-member council two seats are nominated by the State Governor.
The election for the Council is due in May, this year.
The TTAADC constitute two-third of the State territory and is the home to tribals who form one-third of the State population. The Council came into being in 1987 under sixth schedule of the constitution to safeguard the interests of the tribals. � PTI