Tripura royal scion and former state Congress president Pradyot Kishore Manikya Debbarma on Tuesday floated a new party to fight against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA).
On Tuesday, Pradyot organized a meeting with different tribal leaders at Ujjayanta Palace.
After the meeting, he announced the formation of the new party.
The new party has been named as The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA).
According to Prodyoty Kishore Manikya Debbarma, TIPRA is a non-political party.
And, the party will fight for the socio-economic development of the tribal people of Tripura.
He said they will oppose the CAA and protest against the new citizenship law.
Pradyot said his new party will organize a rally at Agartala on January 8 to oppose the CAA.
Pradyot said he had a meeting with union home minister Amit Shah regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA).
The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) became an Act after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the bill on December 12.
During his meeting with Amit Shah, Pradyot had told the union home minister that he would move the apex court against the new law.
Told him we are going to SC against CAB as we cannot compromise! No retreat no surrender ! https://t.co/x0DziTmasG
— Pradyot_Tripura (@PradyotManikya) December 12, 2019
The new Act seeks to grant Indian citizenship to persons belonging to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities who have migrated to India after facing persecution on grounds of religion in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh if they fulfil conditions for grant of citizenship.
Along with several other petitioners, Pradyot has also lodged a petition in the Supreme Court opposing enactment of the CAA.
The Supreme Court will hear the pleas over CAA in mid-January.
Pradyot on Tuesday said there is nothing to be worried about his new party.
They are not against anyone, said Pradyot.
A few days back, a new platform was created to fight against the CAB under the leadership of Pradyot.
But later, differences grew between the leaders of the Joint Movement Committee and the Tripura royal scion and Pradyot started keeping a distance from them.
And, on Tuesday, Pradyot announced his new party.