Tipraland, constitutional rights more important than party politics, Pradyot Kishore
Former chairman of Tipra-Motha and Royal Scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarma on Friday stressed over community welfare rather party politics and ruled over alleged division in his party.
Pradyot soon after arriving at Agartala airport on Friday afternoon replying media queries over separation of two leaders of Tipraland State party (TSP) including Dinesh Debbarma and Sridam Debbarma, said that "Tipra Motha is not that important; Tiprasa is important, and Tipraland is important.
When asked whether it would be the last for Tipra Motha in elections since the last elections , Pradyot responded and stated that they should place their community at the forefront over their discussions and actions. “We will fight for our rights till my last breath. I am not ready to accept defeat so easily. We don't want to engage in politics for its own sake; we simply want our rights. To achieve our rights, we need to engage in less politics and engage with the central government in Delhi to ensure our rights,” said Pradyot.
He emphasized that the struggle for Tipraland's ideology, which promises to secure their rights, is the primary focus of their movement.
Regarding separation of Dinesh Debbarma and Sridam Debbarma, Pradyot said any individual has their own sentiments and they can choose their political party. He said that Dinesh Debbarma was aggrieved after he was denied ticket for Ramchandraghat assembly constituency in last assembly elections and Sridam Debbarma was also denied a party ticket. “Even, I and Bijoy Hrangkhwal were also denied assembly tickets to contest assembly elections, but we are not forgetting our core ideology and main movement of Tipra-Motha,” said Pradyot.
“But our fight is not about the ticket; it's not about the ideologies of CPI(M) or BJP. Our fight is for the Tipraland ideology and we have to secure our rights. We are fighting for freedom and constitutional rights," said Pradyot.
Pradyot acknowledged the challenges of forming a new party, including financial investments and hard work. He wished those who go on board on this path good luck and encouraged them to continue advocating for Tipraland. He urged them to raise their concerns and present their demand for Tipraland directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, acknowledging the difficulty of staying in the opposition and fighting for their rights without compromising their principles.