Agartala: The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) has raised concerns over the sufferings of the indigenous tribes living in remote areas of the state, alleging that many of them are even starving. The party has also demanded an immediate intervention by the state to improve their situation, and provide employment opportunities to them.
The demand has come at a time when the BJP- Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) government in Tripura is moving ahead with projects worth Rs. 8,389 crore for the over-all development of the tribal population of the state.
Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawal, president of INPT, pointed out that the party had held a detailed discussion on the financial crisis being faced by the tribal population of the state since the BJP-IPFT formed government in the state.
Hrangkhawal also registered their protest against the government’s move to introduce Devanagari script for the Kokborok language.