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Polls 2023: TIPRA seeks IPFT’s nod for unification as demand “Greater Tipraland” is similar


By TC News Desk

Agartala, January 13, 2023: Appealing for unification of TIPRA Motha with IPFT as the demand on “Tipraland” and “Greater Tipraland” is the same for the larger interest of indigenous people, Motha’s chairman Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman on Friday handed over a letter to IPFT general secretary Aghore Debbarma addressing the party’s working president Prem Kumar Reang.

TIPRA Motha chairman in a two-page letter wrote “It is noteworthy that the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) has been striving democratically for the elevation of TTAADC areas to Tipraland State under Article 2, 3, and 4 of the Constitution of India since 2009 and till date. The Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) is also demanding ‘Greater Tipraland’ Statehood under Article 2, 3, and 4 of the Constitution of India. Today, our demand is the need of the hour for the survival and existence of the Tiprasas, and hence it should be our utmost priority.”

“Fundamentally, there is not much basic difference between our demand for “Tipraland” State and “Greater Tipraland’ State. Our demand is not different but it’s the same, which seeks a permanent constitutional solution for the indigenous people of the state. And we cannot have a consideration of any other issues sacrificing the Tiprasas’ existence. Let the Tiprasas’ survive and exist first under the protection of Tipraland’ State or ‘Greater Tipraland’ State.”

“Let us not be drawn to the posts or positions or money as shall be allured by different political parties around us. Let us not get deviated from our demand as our prime goal is to preserve and protect the future of the Tiprasas from extinction. We cannot afford to waste time and make fall into the den of extinction. If you contemplate the above as I do on the issue of the Tiprasas survivability and extinction; the IPFT cannot fall apart in uniting together with TIPRA. It is not the future of IPFT or TIPRA but we are dealing with the future of Tiprasas. Let not divisive forces take advantage of folly divisibility leading to our frustration in any form,” appealed TIPRA Motha chairman.

He also said that the future of the parties is not important in undermining the future of Tiprasas. Debbarman hopes that they can put their people’s interest over individual goals.

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