Two days after over a thousand supporters of BJP’s ruling alliance accomplice Indigenous Peoples Entrance of Tripura (IPFT) and TIPRA Motha joined the saffron occasion, royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman-led Motha returned the favour by wooing 4 BJP leaders to its facet.

In a press convention on Wednesday night, TIPRA Motha president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl mentioned that Kumar Halam, BJP state chief and block chairman of Durga Chowmuhani RD Block, BJP Minority Morcha leaders S Okay Darlong and Mujib Miah and BJP ST Morcha president Khagendra Reang have joined Motha, leaving the BJP.

“TIPRA Motha is open to all individuals of the state. We will be including increasingly necessary individuals from completely different events. We’ve our girls and youth teams with us who’re actively working within the discipline,” Hrangkhawl mentioned.

The event comes on the heels of Union Minister of State for Social Empowerment and Justice Pratima Bhoumik’s allegations that TIPRA Motha was making an attempt to mislead individuals with its statehood demand.

Responding to her feedback, TIPRA Motha chief Debbarman mentioned the demand for statehood was a Constitutional demand and those that accuse him of practising ethnic politics had been truly spreading dangerous propaganda.

Debbarman, who has referred to as on the IPFT, the opposite large tribal outfit within the state, to hitch arms with TIPRA Motha and collectively elevate the statehood demand, mentioned he’s getting a “good response” to his attraction.

He additionally mentioned that the concept behind his occasion’s functioning is that it’s for everybody and is combating for a Constitutional resolution for the individuals. “We don’t have any understanding with anybody. Tiprasa (Tripuri tribals) have understood the actual resolution is not going to come solely with becoming a member of political events. We want a full and ultimate resolution from the central authorities,” he mentioned.

Debbarman additionally appealed to tribal leaders not to consider their positions however to consider the pursuits of Tiprasa. “Assume what different events are providing in concrete type. Growth, extra growth and monetary packages are all that we hear. However there isn’t a particular package deal for our growth from anybody. TIPRA Motha won’t ever betray its supporters,” Debbarman mentioned

In a veiled criticism of BJP, Debbarman mentioned his occasion is usually referred to as a “small occasion”, but it surely wouldn’t be intimidated by anybody and would contest the elections in tribal and non-tribal areas. His feedback had been aimed toward BJP state vp Patal Kanya Jamatia’s latest jibe that Motha was a small occasion and its name for Larger Tipraland was a “small dream”.

Debbarman additionally hinted that many extra individuals could be becoming a member of TIPRA Motha within the subsequent one month.

Tripura’s tribal politics has been witnessing a sequence of upheavals over the previous few weeks. These embody BJP’s claims that it’s assured of successful 50-plus seats alone within the 2023 meeting elections.

TIPRA Motha’s ‘Larger Tipraland’ demand is actually an extension of IPFT’s Tipraland and seeks to incorporate each tribal individual within the proposed state, together with these dwelling exterior the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council areas, in addition to offering help to ‘Tiprasa’ or Tripuris in different states like Assam, Mizoram and many others and people dwelling within the bordering areas of Bangladesh by means of a growth council.


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