Agartala: The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), the ruling BJP’s ally in the state government, on Thursday said that a team of its leaders will leave for the national capital on December 11 to stage a sit-in demonstration at Jantar Mantar. The leaders will also place one of its long-standing demands for a separate ‘Tipraland’ in front of the Prime Minister and the Union home minister during their visit to New Delhi.
At a meeting held at the Shahid Bhagat Singh Auditorium in Agartala on Thursday, the IPFT leaders also called for a bandh Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council-administered Tripuri-dominated areas of the state on December 5.
Talking to EastMojo, IPFT general secretary Mangal Debbarma said: “The party had promised to the people to get a separate homeland (Tripraland) for them and we are still demanding for it. We decided on the bandh call also to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 from being implemented in Tripura.”