Relation of ruling partners of Tripura become critical

Agartala: Strain relation between two partners of BJP- IPFT government in Tripura became fragile following violence among the supporters of both the parties in the state.
There were more than 54 incidences of violence between BJP and IPFT supporters in the tenure of 15 months of the government.
Now the leadership of both the parties came under pressure from their workers and frontal organisations to snap the tie and break the coalition.
The differences became wider early this year when IPFT joined hands with its opposition group led by royal scion Pradyot Kishore Dev Burman opposing Citizenship Amendment Bill. At a time when BJP made strong stands against the IPFT’s demand of separate state for tribal, IPFT leaders openly stated they would not step back from their core demand.
Later, IPFT had started demanding East Tripura tribal reserved seat for them to contest in Loksabha election, BJP outrightly rejected it.
Finally, IPFT landed its president and Revenue Minister of Biplab Kumar Deb’s cabinet NC Debbaram in East Tripura seat while IPFT MLA from Simna Brishketu Debbarma fought against BJP separately from West Tripura.
According to report, soon after BJP’s landslide victory in both the seats of Tripura and formation of BJP government led by Narendra Modi, BJP leadership has been facing pressure from their organisations and workers to remove both the IPFT members from the cabinet and break the coalition because none of the IPFT candidates could secure less than five per cent vote in Lok Sabha.
Similarly, IPFT leaders were getting the same pressure six months after the formation of government when BJP and IPFT were in loggerhead to capture block development council in rural administrative blocks.
Apart from that as many as three BJP MLAs and an MP were faced criminal attack from IPFT workers in last one year and there were huge violence and bloodshed in the tribal areas between two partners.
Meanwhile, IPFT has also alleged that BJP leaders have not been complying with their commitment and the principle of the coalition that led them to fight separately in Lok Sabha and series of violence among the supporters. (UNI)

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