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Tripura parties reject IPFT demand

By The Assam Tribune
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AGARTALA, June 15 - All major political parties in Tripura have rejected the demand for a separate State �Twipra land� raised by Indigenous People�s Front of Twipra (IPFT), a tribal-based party.

Secretary of State Committee of ruling CPI-M, Bijan Dhar said here on Monday, �we oppose this demand because it is divisive, irresponsible and politically motivated.�

The IPFT, in a statement earlier, has called for blockade of Assam-Agartala National Highway on June 22 for 24 hours to press for their demand.

However, he said, �we are in favour of giving more autonomy to the tribal council and demand to elevate the council like Boro Territorial Council in Assam. Tripura Tribal Council was formed under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.�

Chairman of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Committee and former State Minister Ratan Chakraborty said his party did not support the demand for a separate �Twipra land�. �It would simply divide the State and spoil communal harmony,� he told reporters.

Ratan Lal Nath, an MLA of opposition Congress said, his party�s stand was not to support the demand for separate State. � PTI

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Tripura parties reject IPFT demand

AGARTALA, June 15 - All major political parties in Tripura have rejected the demand for a separate State �Twipra land� raised by Indigenous People�s Front of Twipra (IPFT), a tribal-based party.

Secretary of State Committee of ruling CPI-M, Bijan Dhar said here on Monday, �we oppose this demand because it is divisive, irresponsible and politically motivated.�

The IPFT, in a statement earlier, has called for blockade of Assam-Agartala National Highway on June 22 for 24 hours to press for their demand.

However, he said, �we are in favour of giving more autonomy to the tribal council and demand to elevate the council like Boro Territorial Council in Assam. Tripura Tribal Council was formed under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.�

Chairman of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Committee and former State Minister Ratan Chakraborty said his party did not support the demand for a separate �Twipra land�. �It would simply divide the State and spoil communal harmony,� he told reporters.

Ratan Lal Nath, an MLA of opposition Congress said, his party�s stand was not to support the demand for separate State. � PTI

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