Tripura BJP ally IPFT to merge with TIPRA Motha ahead of Assembly elections
- Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura
Agartala, June 26, 2022: IPFT, the allied partner of the ruling BJP in Tripura, has split into two groups, one is led by its President Narendra Chandra Debbarma while the other is led by its former Secretary General Mevar Kumar Jamatia. The Jamatia group will have decided to join TIPRA Motha because of internal quarrels within the party.
At a press conference on Saturday, Jamatia supporters claimed that the IPFT had split in two. The self-proclaimed president, who was forcibly occupied in place of the elected president, leads the IPFT.
They directly targeted Revenue Minister NC Debbarma, claiming that Mevar Kumar Jamatia had taken over as party chairman after winning the election.
However, NC Debbarma won over the whole party by declaring himself the self-proclaimed president. Thus, on July 02, all Jamatia supporters will join TIPRA Motha.
According to them, NC Debbarma was repeatedly asked to make the request to the Assembly for Tipraland but this was never raised. They further alleged that the IPFT, led by NC Debbarma, is now functioning as BJP’s B team, therefore, it is not possible to work.
Reacting to this, Jamatia said, “They didn’t tell me they were going to change parties. Consequently, I cannot say anything at this time. The decision will be made later in consultation with them, he said.