Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra

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Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra
Leader Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl
Founded 2002
Headquarters India Tripura, India
Student wing Twipra Students Federation
Ideology Tripuri nationalism

The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra is a political party in the Indian state of Tripura. INPT is led by Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl (former guerrilla leader of the Tripura National Volunteers).

History

The INPT was formed as a merger of the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura and the Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti in 2002.

The formation of the INPT was pushed through after pressure from the underground National Liberation Front of Tripura, who wanted to unite all tribal nationalist forces in a single party. The INPT is commonly seen as the political branch of NLFT.

Prominent politicians

Past results

TTAADC

As IPFT had a majority in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council, INPT came to govern that institution until 2003.

INPT suffered a serious setback in the summer of 2003, when a group of TTAAADC members under the leadership of Hiren Tripura broke away and formed the National Socialist Party of Tripura. One high-ranking INPT leader, Shyamcharan Tripura, took the side of the dissidents. NSPT were able to, with support from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) members in TTAADC, to win a majority in the assembly and INPT formed the opposition.

Tripura State Legislative Assembly

In the state assembly elections in 2003 INPT was allied with the Indian National Congress. INPT launched 18 candidates and Congress 42. Six INPT candidates were elected, and in total the party received 189 186 votes. The elections were won by the Left Front. Now as in 2012, INPT has only one MLA.

Lok Sabha (Parliamentary elections)

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2004 INPT joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance. INPT supported the Nationalist Trinamool Congress and BJP candidates in the election.

See also

References

External links

  • Constitution of INPT at Election Commission of India
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