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Differences widen between INPT and IPFT

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Sept 10 - Differences between two major regional political parties namely Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People�s Front of Tripura (IPFT) has widened.

While INPT is willing to join hands with a national party to take on the mighty CPI(M)-led Left Front in the 2018 Assembly elections, IPFT is keen on contesting the elections alone.

After a Central Executive Committee meeting held recently, INPT General Secretary Jagadish Debbarma said that it would not be possible to oust the Left Front. �Therefore, we are ready to forge an electoral alliance with BJP to ensure defeat of the Left in 2018 Assembly elections�, he said , while addressing a press conference.

However, the party first will approach the saffron party for electoral tie up and seek clarification on the State Council instead of present arrangement in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).

�As per the decision, the party will approach the BJP leadership for forging electoral understanding. However, the party will continue to stick to the key demand for protecting the rights of indigenous people�, he said.

�A resolution seeking empowerment of TTAADC passed in the Assembly was sent to the Centre. Now, the responsibility lies with the Centre to provide more power to the tribal council�, he said.

�The IPFT in its Central Committee meeting held on September 3, decided to go alone in the 2018 Assembly elections�, said party�s General Secretary Maver Kumar Jamatia on Friday.

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