Union minister of state for DoNER Jitendra Singh (middle) with the delegation of IPFT in New Delhi on Tuesday Credit: EastMojo image

Agartala: A six-member delegation of the Indigenous Peoples’ Front of Tripura (IPFT) on Tuesday led by forest minister and party general secretary Mevar Kumar Jamatia called upon Union minister of state for development of north eastern region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh in New Delhi.

A press release issued by the IPFT said that the delegation in an hour-long meeting placed a five-point charter of demands, including Tipraland, to Singh.

Other demands placed by the delegation included report of the high-level modality committee, passing the Sixth Schedule Amendment Bill in both the Houses of Parliament, Roman script for Kokborok language, and a special recruitment drive in the Autonomous District Council (ADC) areas.

In the meeting with the minister, the delegation was assured by Dr Singh that all their demands would be considered and discussion will be made on them.

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Earlier in July 14, a 10-member delegation led by the party president and state revenue minister Narendra Chandra Debbarma met Union home minister Amit Shah and MoS Jitendra Singh to place their charter of demands. The leaders were promised to be called upon Delhi shortly. However, party leaders could not attend the meeting on August 22 due to the celebration of ‘Tipraland Demand Day’ in Khumulwng, the headquarters and the largest town of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, on the next day.

The IPFT delegation also included assistant general secretaries, Mangal Debbarma, Jiten Debbarma, Shukla Charan Noatia and central executive member Mintu Debbarma.

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