Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma to contest from IPFT chief’s constituency



TIPRA (The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance) chairman Pradyot Kishore on March 10, filed his nomination for the upcoming Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election 2021.

Reportedly, Pradyot will contest for the first time, from the Takarjala-Jampuijala constituency in the West Tripura district.

With the royal scion’s entry, TIPRA’s number of candidates to be contesting in the TTAADC stands at 18.

Speaking to TNT-The Northeast Today, Pradyot Kishore Debbarma said that he would want to lead from the front.

It may be mentioned that the Takarjala- Jampuijala is the constituency of the IPFT chief NC Debbarma.

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IPFT (Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura) had withdrawn from the alliance agreement with TIPRA, over seat-sharing differences.

When asked why he (Pradyot) is contesting from the constituency of the IPFT leader NC Debbarma’s constituency, he said, “I choose to fight from Takarjala-Jampuijala because all communities of TIPRASA people including Tripuri, Reang, Kolai, Jamatia and others live here.”

Meanwhile, Pradyot’s contender from the IPFT will be Brajlal Debbarma, as announced by the BJP and IPFT on Tuesday.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)