Centre to appoint interlocutor as Pradyot waits for constitutional solution

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah met the TIPRA Motha supremo Pradyot Manikya Deb Burman here at Agartala and agreed for constitutional solution to the long pending problems of the indigenous community of Tripura as was demanded by the TIPRA Motha, which emerged as a main opposition to the second term of the BJP-IPFT government.

Ending all speculations, the TIPRA Motha chief Pradyot on Wednesday said, “The Union Home Minister Amit Shah agreed to look into the problems of the indigenous people of Tripura and start a constitutional solution for our problems, while a series of issues were discussed with him today.”

Shah on Wednesday accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi and arrived here at Agartala to attend the swearing in ceremony. Soon after the end of the event Shah met Pradyot and discussed series of issues related to constitutional solutions as was demanded by the TIPRA Motha.

“Amit Shah assured that he will be appointing an interlocutor through the Government of India in the next two three days to solve the long pending problems of the indigenous people of the state of Tripura,” he told reporters while making his press statement on Wednesday evening.

Pradyot however denied being a part of the government in Tripura and said, “Unless the constitutional solution is brought within a stipulated time frame by the Government of India, we will not sit in government and cabinet here.”

The TIPRA Motha regional party in Tripura bagged 13 out of 60 seats of the state legislative assembly in the recently concluded assembly election and emerged as the main opposition to the BJP-IPFT government. 

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