AGARTALA, June 14 - The banned outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) has extended full support to the indefinite National Highway and rail blockade in Tripura beginning on July 10 next.
The IPFT, a tribal-based party has called an indefinite NH and railway blockade at Khamthingbari in Khowai district demanding a separate State of Twipraland.
�We have specific information that the terrorist group had changed their leadership by ousting ailing Biswamohan Debbarma and selected Subir Debbarma to head the outlawed group. And, the new leadership of the outfit has fully backed the NH and railway blockade called by IPFT�, said CPI (M) State secretary Bijan Dhar at a press conference here on Wednesday.
Recalling that the then Congress Government in Delhi hatched a conspiracy in alliance with erstwhile terror outfit Tripura National Volunteers (TNV) way back in 1988 to topple the Left Front Government in Tripura, he said just ahead of the elections, the TNV killed hundreds of people and created a terror-like situation leading to downfall of the Marxist Government.
�This time too there is a sinister design to oust the Left Government with the help of an outlawed group but the people are determined to foil such conspiracy�, claimed an optimist Dhar.
He also alleged that IPFT president NC Debbarma had a meeting with Minister of State in Prime Minister�s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on May 17 in New Delhi and then he called an indefinite NH and railway blockade. �Therefore the BJP needs to clarify on the IPFT�s political stand on Twipraland�, he added.
NC Debabrma, who had declared a new executive committee of IPFT recently, made it clear that the party would go for electoral understanding with only those parties which back Twipraland demand.
�We are not against electoral tie up to end the Marxist regime in Tripura but there will be no compromise with our main demand � Twipraland�, he said in a recent press conference.