Although TIPRA Motha Supremo Pradyot Kishore Debbarman met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and other senior leaders of BJP in New Delhi on Wednesday, BJP leaders declined the demand for “Greater Tipraland”.
Tipra Motha sources that party’s senior leaders would join another meeting in New Delhi.
However, Pradyot in a social media post said that the party would not form any alliance with any party till a written assurance is given regarding the fulfilment of the demand.
The party also contacted the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), an ally of BJP and sought an alliance or merger to contest the elections together on the issue of Tipraland, as IPFT also demands Tipraland.
Meanwhile, CPIM and Congress formed an alliance for the first time in Tripura to oust the BJP from power.
Both parties appealed to TIPRA Motha to join them and create an anti-BJP front.
Nevertheless, royal scion Pradyot Kishore said that all parties need to give a written assurance if they want Motha on their side.
Earlier in the day, a TIPRA Motha team comprising party president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, Animesh Debbarma, Mevar Kumar Jamatia, Chitta Ranjan Debbarma and Jagadish Debbarma left for New Delhi from the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport in Agartala. They met Pradyot Kishore in Delhi later in the day.
Deb Barman on Wednesday met Union Home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. He also met convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma as per Sources.