The CPIM has issued an appeal to the public, urging them not to support the 12-hour bandh called by the principal opposition party, Tipra Motha, scheduled for September 30. The Left Front has alleged that Tipra Motha’s proposed strike is a ploy to conceal its failures in delivering on promises and to divert the prevailing anti-BJP sentiment among the public.
In an official statement, the Tripura Left Front emphasized that Tipra Motha had misguided a significant portion of the state’s tribal populace by making impractical claims concerning the demand for Greater Tipraland.
“During the last elections for the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), Tipra Motha was entrusted with the responsibility of administering the district council. It emerged as the largest opposition party in the previous general assembly elections. However, the TTAADC is currently grappling with severe shortages in crucial services such as education, healthcare, communication infrastructure, and even access to clean drinking water. Owing to the state government’s shortcomings under the BJP, essential services for people across the state have suffered. The rising prices of daily essentials, including basic food items, have left the populace disheartened. Job scarcity and unemployment have become pervasive issues affecting both rural and urban areas,” the statement outlined.
The Tripura Left Front alleged that in the absence of elected village committees in the TTAADC area, leaders and activists from Tipra Motha and the BJP have been involved in the misappropriation of government funds.
“There is a palpable sense of frustration among Tipra Motha party members. Simultaneously, individuals from various castes and tribes have begun taking to the streets to voice their grievances against the state’s dual-engine government. Given this backdrop, Tipra Motha has called for a strike in an attempt to overshadow its shortcomings in keeping its promises and to redirect public sentiment away from the BJP. The Tripura Left Front Committee urges the people of the state to resist this proposed strike,” the statement concluded.