- CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat slams BJP recently
- Brinda counters the party and called BJP-IPFT alliance ‘unholy’
- There is a concerted effort to disrupt peace and tranquillity in the State, Brinda said
The Communist Party Leader Brinda Karat recently held a public rally in the state. In this rally, she slammed the Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) and the Indigenous Front of Tripura(IPFT). Brinda called the alliance between both the parties as ‘unholy’.
Unholy alliance to divide Tripura
Brinda Karat is well-known for her stripping statements and this time she slammed BJP and IPFT and called the alliance between both as an Unholy alliance to divide Tripura.
Though the alliance between both the parties has yet to be announced, the talks are going on between both the parties ahead of Assembly Polls.
Brinda was holding a public rally in the state when she countered both the parties of the state that are the rivals of Left winger CPI(M).
She in her statement countered both the parties and said, “They had formed an unholy alliance to divide Tripura for narrow electoral politics. Tripura had emerged as a State with extraordinary success in over two decades of Left rule. There is a concerted effort to disrupt peace and tranquillity in the State.”
Adding to this, Karat claimed Tripura had set unparallelled instances in public education, healthcare, infrastructure and several other sectors and said peace was a compulsory pre-requisite of development.
She blamed the IPFT for dividing the State into ethnic lines and disrupting peace. There were separatist demands in Vidarbha and other parts of the country, but no such committee was formed and added that BJP completely washed its hands off the Gorkhaland movement in Darjeeling in West Bengal after winning the elections.
In the rally, she appealed to the poll-bound people of the State to form the 8th Left Front Government.
Referring to a meeting between an IPFT delegation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on January 5, she said, “the Centre has announced to form ‘modality committee’ that would examine the feasibility of the separate Statehood demand –something that was unheard of in the nation’s politics.”
The CPI(M) politburo member also alleged that the IPFT had collaborated with insurgents on one hand and BJP on the other.
However, the State BJP refuted Karat’s charges and said it was completely against the division of the State.
BJP State president Biplab Deb countering the statement of Brinda Karat said that the Centre has agreed to form a committee with the representatives of the State and Central Government as well as tribal experts to examine the socio-economic and socio-cultural condition of the tribals, who form a third of the State’s population.
Assembly elections are due in Tripura as the term of the current House is scheduled to come to an end on March 6.