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1,000 youth IPFT workers join Congress in Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

Over one thousand Indigenous Peoples Front of (IPFT) youth workers joined the opposition in the state on Saturday, its leaders said.

Pradesh Committee (TPCC) said 300 youth IPFT supporters joined the from district, while another group of 700 at Kamalpur in district.

Addressing a press conference, he said leaders of the regional party have "betrayed" its supporters, and failed to deliver on the promises for the development of indigenous people of the state.

"IPFT supporters are coming to us because they have realised that IPFT supremo N C Debbarma, who is not even campaigning, submitted a nomination to cut down on votes of the Congress and help the BJP," claimed.

The IPFT-BJP alliance formed the government in in 2018, ending the 25-year rule of the Left Front.

Earlier this month, IPFT Ananta Debbarma and its Shuklacharan Noatia joined the Congress, blaming IPFT leaders for high-handedness and an absence of internal democracy in the party.

Meanwhile, a delegation of Congress leaders from Tripura reached on Saturday to meet officials of the for re-polling in booths, which the party alleges to have been rigged on April 11.

Congress has alleged that 151 out of the 1,679 polling booths in the West Tripura Lok Sabha constituency were rigged.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 01:15 IST