IPFT creating trouble in Tripura: CPM

 AGARTALA, June 18 – The CPI (M) on Sunday alleged the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) has been trying to create trouble at the behest of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

“Calling railway and national highway blockade for indefinite period demanding Twipraland is a serious issue and the IPFT has got backing from the PMO itself”, said party secretary Bijan Dhar.

NC Debbarma who was suspended from the party for taking bribe from the BJP in the run up to the Simna-Tamakari by-election, has been dancing in the BJP’s tune to create unrest in the State, he said while addressing a press conference here.

He said even as the BJP state unit president Biplab Deb has opposed backing Twipraland demand of IPFT, there might be BJP’s understanding with NC Debbarma for political gain.

Noting that Tripura’s identity will be jeopardised if Twipraland demand is achieved, Dhar sharply criticized Deb for turning gun at the CPI (M) led Left Front government.

“Biplab Deb doesn’t know the State’s political history- separate statehood demand was raised two years after CPI (M) coming to power (1978). Now, the IPFT, a mask of outlawed NLFT has been demanding Twipraland”, he pointed out.

Source : http://assamtribune.com