From A Correspondent
Agartala, June 16: Political environment in Tripura is getting hot as the CPI(M) and IPFT is accusing each other of clandestine link with underground elements.
The Indigenous Peoples’ Front of Twipra, a tribal based regiol party has given a road blocked call on July 10 in support of their long standing demand for a separate state comprising the areas of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council.
The CPI(M) state secretary Bijon Dhar in a recent press conference alleged that the road blockade call have a clandestine support from the underground tiol Liberation Front of Twipra and is instigated by the BJP central leadership.
In a counter press conference the IPFT president gendra Chandra Debbarma described the CPI(M) charges of their having link with the underground elements or with BJP as ‘wild allegations’.
In a counter attack he said it is the CPI(M) who are in habit of running underground organizations. In 1992 when the CPI(M) was out of power it is the Tripura Upajati Gamukty Parishad, the tribal wing of CPI(M) that floated the All Tripura Tiger Force and killed large number of people.
‘If they lose power again they will resort to same tactics’, he said.
A delegation of the IPFT has recently visited Delhi and met the union minister of state for PMO Jitendra Singh and submitted a memorandum demanding a separate state. ‘We have given the road blockade call as the centre has not yet responded and the road blockade call can be withdrawn only if the Centre agrees to have a bi-partite or tri-partite meeting over our demand’, he said.