TIPRA emerges as single-largest party, set to form tribal council
| Saturday | 10th April, 2021
The BJP looks set to win nine out of 14 seats it contested while its ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), is lagging behind all seats.
The Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) looks set to form the council with an absolute majority in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections. According to sources in the state election commission, the party has a decisive lead on 18 of the 28 seats, and their victory announcement is a mere formality now.
Sources said the BJP looks set to win nine out of 14 seats it contested while its ally, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), is lagging behind all seats in the tribal council.
“We have to maintain unity. I appeal to the people to refrain from attacking the party office and houses of the supporters of IPFT, BJP, CPIM, and Congress. They too are our people, and we do not want to fight amongst ourselves. If we want unity, then we have to maintain peace. They too will join our party after elections,” Deb Barman said.
Deb Barman was the state unit President of Congress. He resigned from the party in September 2019 citing differences with the party`s high command.
A month later, he announced the name of the new organization i.e, TIPRA which was initially a social organization but later in 2020 it turned into a political party.
CPIM leader and former chief executive member (CEM) Radhacharan Debbarma said that the win is for the people as they have exercised their franchise.
“We accept that we lost this election. Why we have lost the election will be discussed and reviewed later by the party, but presently, we can say that it is the win of the people,” Debbarma said.
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