AGARTALA, May 20 - Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Tuesday said that the BJP-IPFT Government in the State would put in its best efforts to conduct early elections to the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) in order to put development on the right track in the tribal-dominated areas.
�Whatever decision has been taken � appointment of Administrator for the TTAADC � is within the Constitutional provisions. We have done nothing against the Constitution,� the Deputy Chief Minister told media persons here.
�We could not conduct the elections to the TTAADC on schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the Governor has appointed the Administrator to run the tribal council for the next six months. We will conduct the elections as early as possible,� Dev Varma said.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the need of the hour is to speed up development and ensure protection of the indigenous people. �I believe these two issues will get the focus during the Governor�s regime in the TTAADC and the Government will extend its full support in this regard,� he said.
Dev Varma further said an action plan would soon be unveiled for the tribal council so that the people could benefit from it. �We have heard a lot of promises and commitments being made, but development has not taken place in the tribal council areas on expected lines. I hope the new arrangement will bring a positive impact on the lives of the indigenous people,� Dev Varma added.