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IPFT, CPI-M winners during the oath-taking ceremony held at the Jirania Binapani panchayat hall in West Tripura on Saturday
IPFT, CPI-M winners during the oath-taking ceremony held at the Jirania Binapani panchayat hall in West Tripura on Saturday|EastMojo image
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Tripura: IPFT severs ties with BJP, forms panchayat with CPI-M

While the indigenous peoples’ party calls it ‘local adjustment’, BJP leaders decide to ‘wait and watch’

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: In a significant development, the Indigenous Peoples’ Front of Tripura (IPFT) -- BJP’s alliance partner in the Tripura government -- on Friday night formed the village panchayat with the support of the opposition CPI-M at Binapani village of Jirania in West Tripura.

While IPFT president and revenue minister N C Debbarma reportedly considered the issue as local adjustment for better development, BJP leaders have rather preferred to wait and watch, said reports.

However, the CPI-M said it was the reflection against autocratic and undemocratic activities of BJP, as per reports

The Binapani village panchayat has seven seats and the IPFT had won three, falling one short of the magic figure. An alleged misunderstanding between the BJP and and the IPFT reportedly helped the CPI-M to come forward and play the trick.