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BJP eyeing more allies in Tripura, holding marathon meeting with NCT, INPT

BJP eyeing more allies in Tripura, holding marathon meeting with NCT, INPT

The convener of NEDA said that, all the partners of NEDA will fight in Meghalaya assembly polls separately.

The saffron party is holding marathon meetings with the two parties for stitching up a grand alliance for the state poll.

As per the information, the alliance talks is in its final stage and both the parties are waiting for the green signal from the BJP National President Amit Shah.

A section of leaders in state BJP were convinced that by getting the NC Debbbarma's IPFT by the side, the party is on a comfortable footing and there is no need for any alliance with other groups.

For the goal, a delegation of the IPFT headed by its president Narendra Chandra Debbarma attended a meeting on Thursday later the day with BJP leaders.

"We and other NEDA partners will fight separately in the polls and decided there will be Manipur like post poll alliance", Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The BJP, under Amit Shah's leadership, has a clear electoral strategy to form polling booth executive committee that networks with the voters. "It would work according to the agreed common minimum programme between the two parties", he claimed.

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"We discussed various issues relating to the alliance and have agreed that BJP will leave 10 of the 20 ST seats for us and contest in the remaining 50 seats".

Asked about the dialogue with the Congress, NCT president Animesh Debbarma said "90 per cent talks are over". "The IPFT will not raise the demand for Twipraland or a separate state".

He, however, said that his party was not going to give up the demand for a separate state for Tripura's tribal communities. "Our alliance is only for ousting the Left Front", he added.

Pointing out that they were claiming all 22 tribal dominated seats, the senior IPFT leader camping here since Thursday said that in order to ensure the defeat of CPM government, they chose to forge an alliance with the BJP.

The BJP will be defeated at the hands of the ruling CPM-led Left Front and the Assembly elections in Tripura will be the BJP's "Waterloo", he claimed.


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