BY TC News Desk
Agartala: May 26. The leaders of Tipra Motha today submitted a memorandum before the Governor of Tripura Satyadeo Narain Arya informing him about the concerning situation of the indigenous people (tribals) of Tripura and sought his intervention to ensure the smooth functioning of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
In the memorandum, the TIPRA Motha MDC, MLAs and EMs alleged the indigenous people of Tripura are being forced to live like second-class citizens in their motherland. The indigenous people of Tripura deserve to live with dignity, peace, and prosperity, but unfortunately, the sheer negligence of the state administration has led to unrest among the people.
“We have been seeking your appointment for many months to discuss the matter in detail but haven’t been able to meet you because of the reasons best known to your esteemed office. The TTAADC is facing unceasing step motherly treatment by the State Government of Tripura. In the last two years of the present TTAADC government, many important bills have been passed by the TTAADC but are pending at your office for final approval”, they alleged.
They further claimed that out of the total Rs. 619.25 Cr. fund allocated to the TTAADC for the last financial year i.e. FY 2022- 23, Rs. 126.59 Cr. is yet to be released by the State Govt.
“This has resulted in a delay in the disbursement of staff salaries and other development activities.For the current financial year i.e. FY 2023-24, to date a total sum of only about Rs. 4.24 Cr. has been allocated for the developmental works. The Village Council election which was originally scheduled to take place in March 2021 is being delayed even after the clear directions of the High Court of Tripura. This too has severely affected the developmental works in TTAADC areas”, TIPRA leaders said in the memorandum.
They further said today, when the august office of the President of India is being held by Droupadi Murmu , who herself is a proud tribal and a living example of courage, grit, and determination, we firmly believe that our concerns shall be duly addressed by you and others in authority.
“We are approaching you, as the constitutional head of our state, and someone with such vast experience in public life, to do justice to the indigenous people (tribals) of the state by directing the Government of Tripura and others concerned to immediately look into our grievances. But, even after your directions, if no actions are taken then we will be left with no other option than to go for a mass agitation”, it added.