Agartala, Sept 22 : Demand for National Register of Citizens is gaining ground in Tripura as the regional political party Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) is intensifying its agitation throughout the State. The same will culminate in a mass a rally at Khumuling, the head quarters of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, on September 25.
Another tribal based regional party, the Indigenous People’s Front of Twipra (IPFT), a constituent of the ruling alliance, also demanded NRC for Tripura but being in power it is maintaining a low profile over the issue and INPT is trying to take advantage of the same.
Jagadish Debbarma, general secretary of the INPT said that they have already completed block and sub-division level meetings which evoked much response from the people. He said the party leaders tried to make the people understand the necessity of NRC in Tripura and people responded to the call.
Once a dominant force in the hilly region of the state, INPT lost its popularity after the emergence of the IPFT. Now with the NRC they are determined to make a comeback. Jagadish Debbarma claimed that the September 25 rally will be a historic one and people from different parts of the state will take part. He said many people from IPFT also will join INPT in the rally.