Tripura: Congress & INPT forge alliance ahead of LS election, AICC signs MoU with party

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TNT News | Agartala | March 24, 2019

In what may be termed as an important political development in Tripura ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) headed by Royal scion Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma has forged an alliance with Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), the oldest existing tribal regional party of Tripura.

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It may be mentioned that earlier this month, INPT supremo and rebel turned politician Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl said they were in alliance talks with the Congress for quite some time but the grand old party offered some unacceptable conditions, due to which they would contest separately.

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TPCC President Pradyot Manikya confirming the same on his social media platform said, " Glad to announce an honourable alliance with our traditional alliance partner INPT . An MOU has been signed between the AICC and INPT that assures that Congress will scrap CAB, restore Forest Bill , Direct Funding to ADC areas, Kok Borok in Roman script and proper implementation of the TNV/ATTF accord . Both BK Hrangkhawl and Jagadish Debbarma have now decided to support us instead of contesting in the seats.I am glad that my personal relationship and warmth with the leaders from INPT ensured a smooth discussion".

It will be interesting to witness the Congress-INPT alliance combat against the ruling BJP-IPFT alliance who have each decided to contest elections with their own candidates.