From A Correspondent
Agartala, Nov 12 : CPI(M) polit bureau member and Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar,
foreseeing a threat in the BJP’s attempt to rope in Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) in their newly floated outfit, the North-East Democratic Alliance, and said it is an attempt to break the tribal-nontribal unity in the state.
He did not me IPFT but referred to their demand for creation of a separate state comprising the areas of Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council. He said inviting the forces who are trying to break the State in NEDA is part of a conspiracy to break the unity of the state. The Chief Minister’s outburst about the NEDA came on the eve of the proposed visit of its convenor and the Fince Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sharma to campaign for his party candidates for the by-election of two assembly constituencies scheduled to be held on November 19. During his visit, Himanta Biswa Sharma may initiate a discussion with the two tribal based regiol parties: the IPFT and the INPT about their joining in NEDA. Both the parties have shown their inclition towards BJP but yet to resolve their differences over some of their demands like separate state. While addressing the open session of the 20th State Conference of the All India Krishak Sabha at Bishramgunj in Sipahijala district, the Chief Minister seems to be very much worried over the activities of the RSS sponsored outfits.
He expressed grave concern over the growing activities of the organisations like Viswa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal in the state and said they are trying to polarise the state on the basis of religion. He also came down heavily against the policies of the rendra Modi government in the centre and accused them for working in the interest of the corporate world. ‘Farmers are gradually getting cornered during their rule’, he said. He also urged the farmers to revolt against the centre’s anti-farmer policies. The All India General Secretary of the Krishak Sabha Hann Molla said the cost of production in the agriculture sector is increasing and the price of their product is reducing. In such a situation, 41 percent of the country’s farmers are inclined to leave agriculture.