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TTAADC election: IPFT vs CPI (M)
TTAADC election: IPFT vs CPI (M)
PHOTO : IPFT president NC Debbarma addressing a press meet at press club. TIWN Pic March 11

AGARTALA, March 12 (TIWN): In the upcoming Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election the main contest will be in between Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) vs CPI (M), said President of Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) N.C. Debbarma at Agartala Press Club, on wednesday.

Speaking to the media persons at Agartala Press Club today N.C. Debbarma said that "Our main demands are direct funding by the Centre and uniform empowerment of the tribal councils. We also demand transfer of land rights and all departments to the tribal council, including the higher education department," he said.

We want ‘Twipra-land’ with areas under tribal autonomous district council to protect the rights and identity of Tripura’s 32 per cent tribal population, he added. "We want full land rights should be given to the tribal council, otherwise proper development works could not be carried out. We also want more power and direct funding by the Centre," he said. 
He further said that the Left Front government of creating a lame duck institution having no real powers to ensure the development of backward indigenous people. He also added that the left front government is misguiding the people of the state regarding the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT).

The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) came into being in the state under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution in 1987 to protect and safeguard the tribals who form one-third of the state's population. 

The council, which is the home to 19 tribals, comprises 67 per cent of state territory. 

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