Rift in Tripura Coalition Government: BJP-IPFT trade barbs over violence; assault Incidents

The Possible rift between the Tripura ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) came to the forefront on Monday with IPFT accusing BJP workers of attacking its supporters on the backdrop of the culmination of the Lok Sabha Polls last month.

IPFT spokesperson Mangal Debbarma speaking in the press conference in Agartala on Monday said that continuous attacks on our supporters should be stopped immediately.

He said, ‘It is quite unfortunate that we are being attacked by none other than but by our partner. We are scared as we are continuously being subjected to threats and assaults despite being an ally in the ruling coalition.

He further added that his party will think of some alternative if the threats continue.

Further revealing the details of violence, IPFT Spokesperson said that his party workers and supporters were attacked in all 30 division across the state and fabricated cases were lodged against us.

More than 100 of our party workers were seriously injured since the BJP came to power in the last month concluded national polls.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dismissed the allegations and rather accused IPFT of indulging in violence. BJP alleged that IPFT workers attacked the house of Rebati Tripura, BJP MP from East Tripura tribal reserved seat.

Local Police claimed that the Saffron Party had lodged an FIR over the alleged attack on the MP’s residence. BJP spokesperson Ashok Sinha also denied the allegations of the IPFT. He said that his party does not believe in the politics of violence.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stitched an alliance with IPFT before the 2018 Tripura State Polls and together secured 44 seats in the 60-member House.

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