Agartala: While the counting of votes is on, Tripura BJP seems to have started the process to woo Tipra Motha for support its bid to form the next government in the state. The party declared that it was ready to accept all demands of Tipra Motha, except the demand for greater Tipraland.
Speaking to a news agency, Tripura BJP’s chief spokesperson Subrata Chakraborty claimed that his party was marching to grab power in the state.
Speaking on the possibility of taking the support of the Debbarma-led Tipra Motha party, he said, “Except Greater Tipraland, the BJP is ready to accept all their demands.” Tipra Motha is demanding a separate state of ‘Greater Tipraland’ for the indigenous population of Tripura.
“We are forming the next government in the state as we have been saying since the beginning. Two central leaders — Phanindranath Sarma and Sambit Patra — are here to oversee the situation, and hopefully, more central leaders will be arriving today,” he added.
The BJP was leading in 33 seats in the 60-member House, while its partner IPFT was led in one seat.
Tipra Motha has managed to capture a major tribal support base of IPFT. Tipra Motha was leading in 11 seats. The opposition Left-Congress alliance was ahead in 15 seats.