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Tension brewing in Tripura over proposed road blockade movement

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

AGARTALA, June 18: Tension is brewing over proposed road blockade movement on June 22 by the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura that the ruling CPI (M) has decided to oppose.

N C Debbarma, president, IPFT in a press conference said the CPI (M) stand over the issue is ‘provocative’ and threatened that the ruling party will remain fully responsible if any kind of law and order problem is created.

He said the IPFT is a democratic organisation and ventilating their demand in peaceful way. ‘What the CPI (M) is doing is a planned attempt to disturb this peaceful condition with a political motive’ he said.

He said the 24-hour road blocked movement will be observed only in Baramura area and in no other places.

He said the programme has already been communicated to the director general of police.

It may be recalled that the CPI (M) state committee meeting held last week has described the road blocked movement as ‘mischievous and divisive’ and decided to oppose it. The CPI (M) state secretary Bijon Dhar said they will oppose the road blocked movement but did not clarified if the party cadres

will physically try to keep the road open.

IPFT, a regiol party, has decided to stage road blockade movement in support of several demands including the

controversial demand for creation of a separate state comprising the areas of the Tripura Tribal Areas

Autonomous District Council.

Apart from the ruling CPI(M) all other political parties including the Congress, BJP, Trimool Congress and the other regiol party the Indigenous tiolist Party of Tripura have opposed the demand.