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Yeachury to address party's tribal icon's birth centery

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT


AGARTALA, Jan 27: The ruling CPI(M) is going to celebrate the closing ceremony of the birth centery of their tribal icon and former Chief Minister Dasarath Deb in a grand manner for four days from January 28 to February 2. Semir on his life and contributions will be organized in all the eight district head quarters of the State. The central programme is being organized at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan in Agartala where the party general secretary Sitaram Yeachury will remain present. Though the centery celebrations remained low key throughout the year the party has decided to celebrate the closing ceremony in a grand way only to mark the beginning of its campaign for the impending elections of the 587 village committees, counterpart of the panchayats in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council. The election is scheduled for next month.

Generally the CPI (M) does not bring any central leader for campaigning in any of the local body election. But this time the party has decided to use the services of Yeachury as the party is facing a serious challenge from the regiol party the Indigenous People’s Front of Twipra who are fighting the election with a demand for a separate State comprising the areas of the TTAADC.

The ruling Left Front led by CPI(M) retained all the 28 seats of the TTAADC election for which was held early last year but are worried as their share of vote dropped over ten percent compared to 2010 elections. They are worried with the new born IPFT as it got nearly 30 percent of voted and emerged second largest political force in the tribal areas. The former Chief Minister Dasarath Deb is considered as an icon to the tribals in Tripura as he formed the Jasiksha Samity in 1940’s and revolted against the Maharajas. Subsequently this movement formed the nuclease for the Communist movement in the State after the country was liberated.

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