The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance

Summary

Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance or TIPRA or Tipra Motha is a regional political party which was initially a social organization of Tripura, India.[2][3][4] The TIPRA is led by Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma.[5][6]

Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance
AbbreviationTIPRA
LeaderPradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma
PresidentBijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl
ChairpersonPradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma
FounderPradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma[1]
Founded2019
HeadquartersManikya Dynasty Heritage Residential House,
Ujjayanta Palace,
Palace Compound,
Agartala, Tripura
799001
Youth wingYouth Tipra Federation
Women's wingTipra Women Federation
IdeologyTripuri nationalism
Greater Tipraland
Pro-NRC
Anti-CAA
Anti-immigration
Colours  
SloganTiprasa Ayuk Lokthung,
Swkang Dopha Ulobo Dopha (Puila Jati Ulobo Jati),
Pal hinkhe Sal,
Chini Ha Chini Naikolphang
ECI StatusRegional Party
Seats in 
0 / 60

(Tripura Legislative Assembly)

18 / 28
(Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council)
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Pineapple.png
Party flag
TIPRA flag.jpg

HistoryEdit

On 25 Feb 2019, Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma was appointed the President of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee.[7][8] Within a few months, Pradyot resigned from the Pradesh Congress President post, accusing the Congress 'high command' of pressuring him to accommodate 'corrupt people'.[9] Almost three months after resigning from the Pradesh Congress President post, Pradyot formed an organization to work for the rights of the indigenous people.[10]

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.[11][12] The primary demand of the TIPRA is the formation of "Greater Tipraland".[13][11][14][15]

The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), Tipraland State Party (TSP) and IPFT (Tipraha) merged with the TIPRA in 2021.[16][17][18][19]

Ideological positionsEdit

TIPRA main objective is the creation of a new state 'Greater Tipraland' under the Article 2 & 3 of the Constitution of India.[20] 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).[21] 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.[22]

Recent electoral historyEdit

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.[23]

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.[24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ali, Syed Sajjad (29 March 2021). "IPFT puts pet Tipraland demand on the backburner". The Hindu. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  2. ^ Ch; P, an; ay (25 December 2019). "Tripura royal scion Pradyot forms new social organisation 'TIPRA'". EastMojo. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Tipra wins Tripura council polls". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ Deb, Debraj (20 February 2021). "Tripura: 2 tribal parties merge with Pradyot-led front". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Tripura Royal scion launches 'apolitical' outfit to protect tribal rights". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  6. ^ Deb Barman, Priyanka (4 October 2020). "Tripura royal scion forges alliance with indigenous parties to work on NRC, CAA, empowerment". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  7. ^ Deb, Debraj (26 February 2019). "Tripura royal scion Pradyot Debburman appointed Pradesh Congress president". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Royal scion Pradyot Manikya appointed Tripura Congress president". NORTHEAST NOW. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Tripura Congress chief resigns, accuses party of asking him to accommodate 'corrupt people'". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  10. ^ Deb Barman, Priyanka (26 December 2019). "Tripura's royal scion forms apolitical front to fight for indigenous people". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  11. ^ a b Chakraborty, Tanmoy. "With a Call for 'Greater Tipraland', Tripura Royal Scion's Party to Fight District Polls". The Wire. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  12. ^ Bhattacharjee, Biswendu. "Will contest upcoming ADC election: Pradyot | Agartala News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  13. ^ Deb, Debraj (23 February 2021). "Explained: What is the Greater Tipraland demand raised by royal scion Pradyot Kishore?". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Tripura's TIPRA holds mass gathering, demands 'Greater Tipraland'". www.aninews.in. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Tripura royal scion breaks down in tears during public address over non-participation of IPFT in 'Greater Tipraland' | english.lokmat.com". Lokmat English. 6 March 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  16. ^ "INPT merged with TIPRA Motha, Bijay Hrangkhal TIPRA Motha new President". tripurainfo.com.
  17. ^ "Tripura: INPT announces merger with TIPRA". Assam Tribune.
  18. ^ "Tripura: INPT merges with Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman's TIPRA". Zee News.
  19. ^ "Dramatic political twists in Tripura ahead of ADC polls". Northeast Today.
  20. ^ Colney, Kimi. ""We want self-rule": Pradyot Debbarma on his party's victory in Tripura tribal council polls". The Caravan. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  21. ^ "Tripura: Former Congress state president calls for ethnic unity during anti-CAA protest". The Indian Express. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  22. ^ "Tripura: TSF joins 'Greater Tipraland' movement". Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  23. ^ Ali, Syed Sajjad (10 April 2021). "Big win for TIPRA in Tripura ADC election". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  24. ^ Umanand, Jaiswal (11 April 2021). "Tipra wins Tripura council polls". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 April 2021.