Manik Sarkar Criticizes Tipra Motha for Not Fielding Indigenous Candidate in Tripura East

Tripura's Tipra Motha party faces criticism for not fielding an indigenous candidate, raising questions about its commitment to representing the state's indigenous population.

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Manik Sarkar Criticizes Tipra Motha for Not Fielding Indigenous Candidate in Tripura East

Manik Sarkar Criticizes Tipra Motha for Not Fielding Indigenous Candidate in Tripura East

Manik Sarkar, a senior leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), has criticized the Tipra Motha party for not fielding an indigenous candidate in the Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency for the 2024 elections. This comes despite Tipra Motha's claim to represent the state's indigenous people.

Sarkar pointed out that Tipra Motha's founder, Pradyot Kishore Debbarma, did not find a suitable candidate from his own community for the seat, even though members of the state's former royal family, to which Debbarma belongs, had previously contested and won the Tripura East Lok Sabha constituency. Debbarma's sister, Kriti Singh Debbarma, is the BJP candidate for the same seat in the upcoming election.

Why this matters: The criticism highlights the complex political dynamics in Tripura, where indigenous representation and alliances between parties are key factors. It also raises questions about Tipra Motha's commitment to its stated goal of representing the state's indigenous population.

Sarkar noted that the people did not question when the Maharaja and Queen of the state's royal family contested and won the Lok Sabha elections from the same constituency in the past, as they are deeply attached to the state. However, he said that the Tipra Motha leader, who claimed to be the savior of 14 lakh indigenous people, did not find a suitable candidate from his own community.

The CPI(M) leader also claimed that Tipra Motha had gained votes in the assembly elections by criticizing the BJP-led government, but now that the party has joined the BJP-led government, the people will reject it. "The Tipra Motha got votes in the assembly elections by criticizing the BJP-led government, and after joining the saffron camp, the people will reject the party," Sarkar said.

As the 2024 Lok Sabha elections approach, the political landscape in Tripura is likely to see further developments and alliances. The news from Manik Sarkar has brought the issue of indigenous representation to the forefront, and it remains to be seen how Tipra Motha and other parties will address this in their election strategies.

Key Takeaways

  • CPIM leader Manik Sarkar criticizes Tipra Motha for not fielding indigenous candidate.
  • Tipra Motha's founder Pradyot Debbarma did not find suitable candidate from own community.
  • Debbarma's sister Kriti is BJP candidate for same Tripura East Lok Sabha seat.
  • Sarkar claims Tipra Motha gained votes by criticizing BJP, but will be rejected now.
  • 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Tripura to see further political developments and alliances.