IPFT’s efforts to patch up differences with BJP continues

A Correspondent  
Agartala, June 27 : A team of the Indigenous Peoples’ Front of Twipra, the alliance partner of the BJP-led government in Tripura, has left for Guwahati today to seek intervention of the NEDA chairman Himanta Biswa Sharma to resolve certain pending issues of the alliance here. The meeting is considered significant in view of the differences that cropped up between the two parties in the recent past. 

Before leaving for Guwahati, Ananta Debbarma, vice-president of IPFT, said that the tension surfacing between the supporters of the IPFT and BJP has subsided as he visited different parts of the state including Kailasahar, Kanchanpur, Gandacherra etc and advised the supporters not to resort to any kind of agitation and to work in co-ordination with the BJP so that the alliance can work smoothly.

Recently a series of incidents took place when IPFT supporters demonstrated against the appointment of chairman of 27 Block Advisory Committees. IPFT supporters were opposing the selection of chairman in certain blocks. Tension subsided after intervention of the leaders of the two parties in the presence of Himanta Biswa Sharma. Most of the chairmen are now working while some of them are yet to take charge.

The meeting also decided that chairman of 13 other blocks will be finalized in consultation between the leaders of the two parties which is yet to happen. Similarly appointment of three more ministers and chairman of various corporations and boards also remain pending. It is presumed that these pending issues will figure when the IPFT leaders meet Himanta Biswa Sharma at Guwahati.

Meanwhile, effort of the IPFT leaders to bring peace has started yielding result as the BJP-IPFT workers have already formed a co-ordination committee at Shantir Bazar where several incidents of clashes had taken place between the supporters of the two alliance partners. Ananta Debbarma who visited those troubled areas said similar committees will be formed in other places too.