Jamatia, who is the general secretary of IPFT, said, We were always seeking NRC in our state (Tripura). Other states are now demanding NRC revision and hopefully our party will also demand it in Tripura, Jamatia said.
IPFT had earlier demanded NRC revision in Tripura claiming that the indigenous communities in the state were suffering an identity crisis.
He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah had made a lot of statements on NRC and said talks on revising the national register is going on at the central level. "I think this issue (NRC) is a burning issue.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), another tribal regional party, has demanded NRC revision in the northeastern state like in Assam.
A three-member INPT delegation of the party led by its president, Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl is slated to visit New Delhi and submit a memorandum on the issue to Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month, its general secretary Jagadish Debbarma told reporters.
As a primary step we will go to Delhi on August 28 and submit a memorandum in favour of NRC in Tripura to the Registrar General of Citizen Register, the PMO, the Home Minister and others. Other decisions will be taken later," Debbarma said.
Possibilities of filing a petition with the Supreme Court to allow NRC revision in Tripura would be discussed in the next party meeting, he added.