The opposition parties in Tripura engaged in war of words by slamming one another over demand of Greater Tipraland, a separate state for indigenous communities in the region.
BJP leader Hangsha Kumar Tripura said that Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) is a confused political party with no order. He further added that TIPRA had only won the election in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) poll for succeeding their political campaign emotionally charged by raising separate statehood demands.
To which the chairman of TIPRA, Prdyot Kishore Manikya Debbarman on Monday said that the BJP did not raise any objection when the council had passed a resolution on the Greater Tipraland.
“Hangsha Kumar Tripura should remember that when the TTAADC has passed a resolution demanding Greater Tipraland, the members of his bench did not object to it,” he added.
The royal scion of Tripura also claimed that if the election commission conducts the Village Council Election in the state, the ruling BJP will face a miserable defeat.
It may be mentioned that TIPRA has formed the council by winning a landslide victory in the TTAADC poll where BJP is now playing the role of opposition.
Debbarman also informed that his party would soon submit memorandums to the Governor and State Election Commission seeking election in the Village Council and if that does not make any change, TIPRA shall move the High Court.