Tripura assembly elections are to be held in February-March this year.
Regional party Tipra Motha will field candidates on 40 to 45 seats.
Tipra Motha will also give tickets to non-tiprasa (non-tribal) people.
Agartala. Tipra Motha supremo Pradyot Kishor Manikya Debbarma has said that his regional party will field candidates on 40 to 45 seats in the Tripura assembly elections. Elections to the 60-member Tripura Assembly are to be held in February-March this year. Debbarma said that his party would also give tickets to non-tiprasa (non-tribal) people.
Debbarma, who comes from a royal family, told a press conference here on Tuesday, “I will give tickets to non-Tiprasa people as well, as we did in the Surma assembly bypoll in Dhalai district.” Debbarma said, ‘I do not want to divide votes to prevent wrong elements from getting elected. Where victory is possible, the party will field candidates there.
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He said his party appealed to the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to join hands as it did not want to divide the votes of the tribal people, but received no response from the IPFT. He said, ‘I have appealed to the IPFT leaders to forget the name and unite both the parties for unity, but it seems they are in talks with the BJP.’
The Tripura Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance or Tipra Motha is a regional political party led by royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma. His party wants a separate state ‘Greater Tipraland’ for the ethnic people of Tripura. Tipra Motha won the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections in 2021 and has a strong hold on 20 tribal seats in the state. Debbarma said that his regional party wants ‘Greater Tipperaland’ under Articles 2 and 3 of the Indian Constitution.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 13:59 IST