AGARTALA, July 30 � The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) has ended its decade-old honeymoon with the Congress and declared to fight the coming TTAADC elections alone.
INPT general secretary Jagadish Debbarma while speaking to media here said the members of the Central Committee (MCC), party�s highest policy making body has mandated to contest the upcoming elections alone.
�The INPT had formed an alliance with the Congress during the last Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. But, today we have decided to contest all the elections in the State without any electoral understanding. We will maintain equal distance from all the national political parties,� said Debbarma.
He also announced the party�s future programmes beginning with the observation of International INPT Day across the State on August 9 and ADC Day on August 23 to mobilise the party organisation. Giving details about INPT�s future plan, he said its central convention will be held on September 15 next followed by submission of memorandum to the Union Government. He also urged the party members intending to contest the election to Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) scheduled for next year to submit their applications.
Expressing concern over the post-poll violence occuring in many areas after the three-tier Panchayat polls, Debbarma called upon INPT�s old warhorses, who have left the party to return for the sake of interest of the indigenous people.
The party condemned the State Government�s attitude towards the malaria outbreak and demanded a government job and Rs 1 lakh to each malaria victim family as compensation. In addition, he demanded provision of ration items without any charge to all the malaria-affected areas for the next three months.