The Tripura BJP’s ruling alliance partner, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura, has announced an important public gathering in December—the tribal party’s first major programme since the Assembly elections in February.
“We have decided to organise a state-level meeting with the participation of our organisational committees in December. We will hold our party’s executive meeting and discuss different important issues,” IPFT president and former minister Prem Kumar Reang told reporters on Monday.
The Opposition TIPRA Motha and CPM have not declared any strategy for the parliamentary polls but criticised each other over their political strategies against the BJP.
The IPFT was floated by former tribal affairs minister NC Debbarma in 2009 with the demand for Tipraland—a separate state for tribals.
The party contested the 2018 Assembly elections and won eight seats. However, it lost much of its support in the 2023 Assembly polls and could win only one seat.
Sources said the IPFT is desperately trying to regain some of its lost footing before the Lok Sabha elections, where one of the two seats in the state is reserved for Scheduled Tribes.