Guwahati, April 14, 2019
Over one thousand Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) youth workers joined the opposition Congress in the state on April 13th, 2019.
Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president Pradyot Kishore Deb Burman told media persons that 300 youth IPFT supporters joined the Congress from Khowai district, while another group of 700 at Kamalpur in Dhalai district.
Earlier this month, IPFT vice-president Ananta Debbarma and its Youth wing general secretary Shuklacharan Noatia joined the Congress. Both the leaders blamed the IPFT leaders for high-handedness and an absence of internal democracy in the party.
It may be mentioned that the IPFT-BJP alliance formed the government in Tripura in 2018, ending the 25-year rule of the Left Front.