AGARTALA, Aug 1 - The Indigenous National Party of Tripura (INPT) will form a forum of anti-Left tribal political parties for a united fight against the ruling Left Front in the coming elections, a party leader said today.
�We have decided to form the forum of anti-Left tribal parties to protect and safeguard the identity and political and economical interests of the indigenous people of the state and fight against CPI-M in the next elections slated for February next year,� INPT chief Bijay Hrankhawl told reporters.
�We would approach the National Council of Tripura (NCT), Twipraland State Demand Party (TSDP) and Indigenous People�s Front of Tripura (IPFT) to come under one umbrella�, he said.
In the sixty-member Assembly in Tripura, twenty seats are reserved for tribals and the CPI-M won all the seats in the last elections held in 2013.
Meanwhile, IPFT and another non-Left party, Twipraland State Party (TSP) have decided to intensify their movement for a separate state � Twipraland. � PTI