Former IPFT Minister Joins TIPRA Motha; Accuses BJP In Failing To Launch Developmental Projects For Welfare Of Indigenous People

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Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura

Agartala, November 09, 2022: Tripura’s former minister and MLA of the Indigenous People Front of Tripura (IPFT) Mevar Kumar Jamatia on Wednesday officially joined TIPRA Motha holding the hands of its chairman and royal scion Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman here in Agartala city.

Jamatia tendered his resignation from the post of MLA to the Assembly’s speaker Ratan Chakraborty on Tuesday last.

The former minister on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on ruling BJP for not initiating any task for the development of indigenous people across the state. He said that the majority number of leaders and workers of the BJP’s coalition partner IPFT have taken shelter under the umbrella of TIPRA Motha.

Addressing a press conference at Raj Andar in the premises of Ujjayanta Palace on Wednesday afternoon, former minister Jamatia in presence TIPRA Motha chairman Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman claimed that the royal scion had worked for the betterment of indigenous people for several years.

“Our demands will not be fulfilled until and unless we are united together. BJP has been demanding for implementation of NRC and CAA while our demand for ‘Greater Tipraland’ is completely separate. This desired target has to be achieved and there won’t be any kind of compromise to attain the goal”, he said.

The former minister claimed that he is the founder member of IPFT in Tripura which had become the alliance partner of BJP before the assembly election in 2018. After becoming a coalition partner in the government, IPFT, the indigenous political party activities slowed down.

He alleged “Activities were organized frequently before alliance with BJP. Later, it reached almost zero. Why will people support IPFT if there is no activity? In reality, BJP and its Janajati Morcha did not allow the alliance partner to work for the indigenous people in the hills.”

Jamatia further castigated the ruling BJP for not fulfilling the demands which were committed before the election in 2018. He also claimed that a more number of leaders will leave the party and join Motha in the coming days ahead of the assembly election slated to be held early next year.

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