Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), Tripura’s oldest indigenous political party, on Saturday, merged with The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA)- a non-political organization formed by Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman in 2019.

Earlier, Patal Kanya Jamatia’s Tripura People’s Font (TPF) had also merged with TIPRA and the three organisations on Saturday vowed to work together politically, socially and culturally.

A tripartite meeting was held on October 1 and 2 in Shillong, where leaders from the three parties including Patal Kanya Jamatia were present.

In a joint press release, issued after the Shillong meet, the parties informed that they would work ideologically and for the people of Tripura.

They will work on NRC, CAA, identifying and eliminating illegal voters from the voter list, forest rights law, giving more power to the ADC (Autonomous District Council), direct funding to the ADC, restoration of illegally transferred land, the statement added.

A coordination committee will be formed with the leaders of the three parties to work jointly.

They further appealed to other parties and organizations sharing an ideology similar to theirs to come forward and join them and jointly work for the welfare and safeguard of the indigenous people unconditionally.

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