Amit Shah Talks to Pradyot Manikya Ahead of Election of Tripura Assembly Speaker
The home minister had assured that the centre will be allocating an expert to look into the demands as an interlocutor.
AGARTALA: The Union Home Minister Amit Shah called on the chief of the Tipra Mota Party on Thursday to assure him about the appointment of an interlocutor for the state ahead of the meeting in New Delhi.
Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma mentioned about the call on the popular microblogging site Twitter. "Woke up to an early morning call from the hon home minister @AmitShah to enquire about my health. He also categorically assured me that by the 27th of this month, an interlocutor will be announced for our talks regarding the constitutional solution for our indigenous people of Tripura. I hope the home minister will understand the sentiments of the Tiprasa and honour the commitment he has given to me," he tweeted.
It is important to note that the Tipra Motha Parth had contested the Tripura Assembly polls with the key agenda of a separate state by the name of Greater Tipraland for all the indigenous tribal communities of the northeastern state. These demands were denied by all the major political parties, forcing them to fight alone in the contest. They came out with the second largest number of seats, forming the opposition in the state.
Meanwhile, the home minister had assured that the centre will be allocating an expert to look into the demands as an interlocutor. And towards that end, Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma along with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma left for New Delhi. They are expected to meet the Union Home Monster and decide who will be appointed to that position.
This development comes a day ahead of the scheduled date for the election of the Speaker for the newly elected Tripura Legislative Assembly. The Communist Party of India, Congress, and TIPRA Motha had earlier announced common candidates against the ones nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has a majority in the house.
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