All the major political parties in Tripura have rejected the demand for a separate State, which was raised by Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT).
Secretary of the state Committee of ruling CPI-M, Bijan Dhar on Monday, said, ‘We oppose this demand because it is divisive, irresponsible and politically motivated.’
He also added that the demand for Twipra land is aimed at creating a separate State by dividing the small Tripura State, which would increase the sufferings of the people.
The IPFT, in a statement earlier, called for blockade of the Assam-Agartala National Highway on June 22 for 24 hours to press for their demand, ‘This demand is aimed at destabilizing the communal harmony between tribal and non-tribal communities of the State and against peace and development of the State,’ stated the top CPI-M leader.
The IPFT demanded to carve out the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), home to the tribals, who constitute one-third of the State population and occupy two-third of the State territory to form the new State.