Agartala: Ahead of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) elections scheduled later this year, two regional parties — Tipraland State Party (TSP) and Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) –Tipraha — have decided to form an alliance called United Progressive Regional Alliance (UPRA).
Announcing this while addressing media persons on Monday, TSP president Chittaranjan Debbarma said that both the parties have decided to join forces since their demands and issues like Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Population Register (NRC) are similar.
“We are announcing the joint forum which will be called ‘United Progressive Regional Alliance’ and also appealed to other tribal parties to join our hands. Our demands like scrapping of CAA and introducing NRC along with a separate state- Tipraland are similar and therefore we have decided to join hands ahead of ADC polls later this year,” Chittaranjan said.
The IPFT party was formed in the year 2009 with a motive to fight for a separate state- Tipraland, but ahead of the state assembly election in 2018 a friction of the IPFT party joined hands with the BJP party and announce a pre-poll alliance.
“The aim now is to bring all the regional tribal parties in one platform to fight for the indigenous people of the state. The alliance will help us in intensifying the movement in the TTAADC areas. We aim to in the ADC election as alliance partners,” Chittaranjan added.
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