IPFT workers stages demonstration in New Delhi (file image).

The Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of the BJP, and its frontal organisations have called a 24-hour bandh on October 15 in the Tripura Tribal Autonomous Area Development Council (TTAADC) areas in support of their separate Tipraland demand.

The IPFT and other groups have called the general strike in support of a three-point charter of demands – formation of Tipraland, empowerment of TTAADC by amending the Constitution, and publication of a full text of the modality committee constituted by the MHA, Mangal Debbarma, IPFT assistant general secretary told reporters in Agartala on Friday.

A  delegation of IPFT leaders headed by tribal welfare minister Mebar Kumar Jamatiya, will shortly leave for New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah on the issue of the 125th amendment of the Constitution for empowerment of the autonomous district council.

On a seat sharing deal with the BJP, Debbarma said the matter would be decided by the top leaders of both the IPFT and the BJP in due course of time.

The IPFT is ready to forge an alliance with the BJP and other regional forces and NGOs through seat adjustments in the forthcoming election to the tribal council provided it receives meaningful proposals from the BJP or other regional parties, he said.

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