BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 7th November 2023: Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman, the former chairman of Tipra Motha, strongly criticized the CPIM, emphasizing that despite voting for them, the people of Tripura suffered under their regime. He asserted that such a mistake would not be repeated. Pradyot’s remarks were in response to CPIM state committee secretary Jitendra Chaudhury’s claim that TIPRA Motha was exploiting indigenous people in the name of the Greater Tipraland demand.
Pradyot pointed out the hypocrisy of the CPIM, highlighting their opposition to the creation of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council while being unable to prevent it. He also criticized their selective empathy, contrasting their concern for the Israel-Palestine conflict with their neglect of the plight of indigenous people in Tripura. He challenged the CPIM leader to offer concrete solutions.
He remarked, “It seems that Tipra has finally managed to get both the left wing and right wing to acknowledge the same issue. Whenever indigenous people assert their constitutional rights, everyone comes together. Their vested interests lie in denying tribal communities their rights,” Pradyot emphasized.
He further stated, “While people may express their opinions, we must secure a better future for our next generation. Indigenous voices are often stifled throughout India, with few paying heed to their perspectives. There is a history of injustice against us, and we are determined to reclaim what was once rightfully ours. This state, this kingdom, belonged to the Tiprasa people. We are simply demanding our rights to our land within our own states. We are not pleading, but asserting our rightful claims. Our time will come. For far too long, we have endured injustice, but I believe that if we remain steadfast in our solidarity, the future of indigenous communities will ultimately improve.”