Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance or TIPRA or Tipra Motha is a regional political party which was initially a social organization of Tripura, India. The TIPRA is led by Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma.
|Leader||Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma|
|President||Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl|
|Chairperson||Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma|
|Founder||Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma|
|Headquarters||Manikya Dynasty Heritage Residential House,|
|Youth wing||Youth Tipra Federation|
|Women's wing||Tipra Women Federation|
|Slogan||Tiprasa Ayuk Lokthung,|
Swkang Dopha Ulobo Dopha (Puila Jati Ulobo Jati),
Pal hinkhe Sal,
Chini Ha Chini Naikolphang
|ECI Status||Regional Party|
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18 / 28(Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council)
On 25 Feb 2019, Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma was appointed the President of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee. Within a few months, Pradyot resigned from the Pradesh Congress President post, accusing the Congress 'high command' of pressuring him to accommodate 'corrupt people'. Almost three months after resigning from the Pradesh Congress President post, Pradyot formed an organization to work for the rights of the indigenous people.
On 5 February 2021, TIPRA chairman Kirit Pradyot Deb Barman announced that their organisation has become a political party and would contest in the 2021 TTAADC elections. The primary demand of the TIPRA is the formation of "Greater Tipraland".
TIPRA main objective is the creation of a new state 'Greater Tipraland' under the Article 2 & 3 of the Constitution of India. The Motha emphasizes Tipra (Tripuri) nationalism which is evident with the slogan "Puila Jati, Ulobo Jati" and "Puila Jati, Ulo Party" (Community first party later). It aims to first empower and emancipate the Tiprasa people before anything else. The party sees its activities as peoples' movement rather than a political one.
The Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) has scripted a stunning electoral debut by winning a majority in the 28-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council elections along with its ally Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT). TIPRA won 16 seats while its ally the INPT drew 2 seats.
The result not only ended the Left Front’s 15-year rule of the council but also became the only regional party to come into power in the council without alliance with national party.