Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura
Agartala, May 12, 2022: Tripura BJP’s allied partner IPFT on Thursday held an interim state conference at Nazrul Kalakshetra here in Agartala, where veteran party leader Narendra Chanda Debbarma was unanimously re-elected as party chairman, ousting outgoing President Mevar Kumar Jamatia.
A wave of insurgency simmered shortly after the IPFT declared Mevar Kumar Jamatia elected as the party’s chairman at a two-day state conference held on April 2-3.
At a press conference after the one-day interim conference held on Thursday, newly elected IPFT supremo NC Debbarma said the conspirators against the party had been identified and disciplinary action would be brought against them.
The IPFT has 33 divisional committees all over Tripura. An interim conference was organized as required. A total of 410 delegates from 28 departmental committees and a total of 600 people including various observers attended the conference.
According to him, since the formation of the IPFT in 2009, there has been continuous movement in Tripura and Delhi. The movement continues with the political demands of the party. The coalition government is headed in Tripura after contesting and winning assembly elections in 2018 in alliance with the BJP.
He said the BJP-IPFT coalition government was in power in Tripura and would remain so in the future. The firm’s work will be managed by the two partners. To be clear, the IPFT will not merge with any other political party. Such a decision was made on the basis of consensus at today’s conference.
That day he warned that there is a conspiracy against the party, he will not be accepted. There is propaganda that the IPFT will merge with the regional team. His strong message is that the conspirators against the party have been identified and the party will be forced to take disciplinary action against them.
NC Debbarma said the party should hold an interim conference within a month given the emergency situation. It was not possible to take certain decisions during the state conference on 2 and 3 April. In today’s lecture, this unfinished work has been completed. He said that the IPFT Central Committee, Central Working Committee and Advisory Committee have been formed.
The 4 MPs out of 6 of the IPFT were present at today’s conference. After the state conference on April 3, IPFT Chairman, Tribal Welfare Minister Mebar Kumar Jamatia was elected. However, it was clarified today that the supremo of the party is Revenue Minister NC Debbarma. He is the president. In addition, other officers are also in their respective positions. In this case, it is not clear whether Mevar Kumar Jamatia is the general secretary of the party or whether he has been removed from office.