Tripura govt’s partner IPFT calls off strike

Tripura govt’s partner IPFT calls off strike

Agency News

Agartala, Dec 5: The tribal based Indigenous Peoples’ Front of Tripura (IPFT), BJP’s ally in the government has called off today’s scheduled dawn to dusk general strike in Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (ADC) on three points charter of demand.

The strike was seeking rolling back of The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, attainment of Tipraland and immediate by-election in vacant Village Committee's seats under ADC. However, at night the party leaders announced the decision of withdrawal of the agitation.

IPFT spokesman Mangal Debbarma said the party stepped back from the decision after meeting with Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

In the meeting with chief minister they had discussed some issues related to by-election in Village Committees and speedy implementation of the recommendations of the modality committee was constituted as per the pre-poll agreement between BJP and IPFT.

On the other, the ruling BJP welcomed the decision of IPFT and said, “BJP-IPFT government has been working for the welfare of the people. If they go for observing strike, it may send a wrong message to the people. We are happy, the alliance partner calls off it", said party general secretary Rajib Bhattacharjee. (UNI)