BJP-IPFT coalition in Tripura hangs in balance

BJP-IPFT coalition in Tripura hangs in balance

Agency News

Agartala, June 17: Amid pressure to snap ties with IPFT following alleged violence against the workers of the BJP, IPFT leaders today announced they would not able to continue in the coalition government in the present situation.

However, the final decision would be taken in the top policy making body of IPFT in the meeting on July 6-7 next while BJP sources indicated that IPFT would not come out from the coalition till the election to autonomous district council (ADC) this year.

Another source said that a few top leaders including some MLAs of IPFT would join BJP soon to dismantle IPFT clutch. The IPFT general secretary and Tribal Welfare minister Mevar Kr Jamatia today said that the IPFT workers have been physically assaulted and attacked almost every day by a section of unruly cadres of BJP in Dhalai, Khowai and Gomati districts of the state since the announcement of the Lok Sabha result.

Meanwhile, BJP alleged that IPFT workers not only attacking their leaders including MP and MLAs, they have been creating law and order problem and terrorizing the situation in mixed populated areas in communal line. They were blocking the roads, attacking markets and abusing the BJP supporters openly, which has been told IPFT leaders for long time to restrain their cadres but they failed to do so.

There are plan to hold meeting of top leaders of both the parties to cease the tension. Followed by the attack in the house of BJP MP Rebati Tripura in Gandacherra on June 14 night, there has been a series of violence for last four days that left the normal life out of gear.

Despite tight security in every village, markets and round the clock patrolling on the roads, at least 12 persons of both the parties were injured on Sunday in fight between BJP and IPFT supporters at Raishyabari of Gandacherra. (UNI)