Hundreds of representatives including a minister of Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of BJP in Tripura, joined a demonstration in New Delhi on Sunday in which they raised their demand for a separate state of Twipraland.
This led to speculation about the equation shared by the two allies, even though BJP had, while entering an alliance with IPFT before Tripura assembly polls, said creation of a separate Twipraland was not on the table.
Opposition parties raised IPFT’s participation in the rally for a separate state.
The IPFT demands separate State for the 33 per cent tribal population with areas under the tribal autonomous district council.
The council under reference of 6th schedule of constitution was created with three fourth geographical areas of the state and one third population mostly tribal.