BJP has geared up for the upcoming Tripura assembly elections. A strategy is being chalked out for the elections. Meanwhile, BJP has decided to continue its alliance with IPFT. Insisting on the long tradition of upholding coalition dharma, the BJP on Thursday (December 15) said it will continue its alliance with the IPFT in next year’s assembly elections.
The saffron party and the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) contested the assembly elections together in 2018 and wrested power from the Left Front.
Tripura BJP chief Rajeev Bhattacharya said, “BJP respects its allies, we do not exclude our electoral allies. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee formed the National Democratic Alliance government and the NDA still exists. BJP will continue its electoral alliance with IPFT as was done before 2018 assembly elections.
BJP leader Rajeev Bhattacharya further said that there is no intention to forge an alliance with Tipra Motha, another regional party, which is ruling the northeastern state’s only autonomous district council. He said that there has been no discussion or talks regarding the alliance with Tipra Motha. Tipra Motha is ready to talk to any political party regarding the electoral alliance, be it BJP or Congress, but will not compromise on the demand of ‘Greater Tipraland’.
Significantly, in Tripura, the BJP-IPFT Alliance (BJP-IPFT Alliance) won power in the state in 2018 by winning 43 seats in the 60-member assembly. BJP got 35 and IPFT got 8 seats.