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BJP's Tripura ally seeks law on appointments to advisory bodies

IANS  |  Agartala 

After Chief Minister's stern warning to junior partner to stop "unruly violent protests", the tribal party on Wednesday demanded law to appoint in village and block advisory committees.

The central executive committee of the Indigenous People's Front of (IPFT), the junior ally in the (BJP)-led coalition government, made the demand after violent agitations by its cadres in many areas of in the past five days.

The IPFT's road blockades and shutdowns in a number of places and attack on a police station in district (in western Tripura) began from May 12 after the government appointed of 27 Block Advisory Committees (BAC).

"We have decided to urge the government to enact law or promulgate an ordinance to systematically appoint of BACs and Village Advisory Committees (VACs)," told the media after a party meet.

He said that the previous did not enact any specific law on the matter, causing political troubles.

A five-member state-level coordination committee of the BJP and the was formed last week to ensure better coordination between the two at the government and political levels.

BJP earlier said that the BJP and IPFT leaders had finalised the names of 27 BAC Chairmen.

The IPFT has two Ministers in the nine-member



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 23:32 IST