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[2]
Greater Tipraland[3]
Pro-NRC
Anti-CAA[4]
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 
2 / 60

(Tripura Legislative Assembly)

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

Tipraha Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance or TIPRA or Tipra Motha is a regional political party which was initially a social organization of Tripura, India.[5][6][7] The TIPRA is led by Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma.[8][9]

History

On 25 Feb 2019, Pradyot Bikram Manikya DebBarma was appointed the President of Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee.[10][11] Within a few months, Pradyot resigned from the Pradesh Congress President post, accusing the Congress 'high command' of pressuring him to accommodate 'corrupt people'.[12] Almost three months after resigning from the Pradesh Congress President post, Pradyot formed an organization to work for the rights of the indigenous people.[13]

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.[14][15] The primary demand of the TIPRA is the formation of "Greater Tipraland".[16][14][17][18]

The Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT), Tipraland State Party (TSP) and IPFT (Tipraha) merged with the TIPRA in 2021.[19][20][21][22]

Ideological positions

TIPRA main objective is the creation of a new state 'Greater Tipraland' under the Article 2 & 3 of the Constitution of India.[23] 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).[24] 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.[25]

Recent electoral history

The Tiprasa 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.[26]

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.[27]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Colney, Kimi. ""We want self-rule": Pradyot Debbarma on his party's victory in Tripura tribal council polls". The Caravan. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  3. ^ Colney, Kimi. ""We want self-rule": Pradyot Debbarma on his party's victory in Tripura tribal council polls". The Caravan. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Tripura: Former Congress state president calls for ethnic unity during anti-CAA protest". The Indian Express. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  5. ^ Ch; P, an; ay (25 December 2019). "Tripura royal scion Pradyot forms new social organisation 'TIPRA'". EastMojo. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
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  7. ^ Deb, Debraj (20 February 2021). "Tripura: 2 tribal parties merge with Pradyot-led front". The Indian Express. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  8. ^ "Tripura Royal scion launches 'apolitical' outfit to protect tribal rights". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Deb, Debraj (26 February 2019). "Tripura royal scion Pradyot Debburman appointed Pradesh Congress president". The Indian Express. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Royal scion Pradyot Manikya appointed Tripura Congress president". NORTHEAST NOW. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  12. ^ "Tripura Congress chief resigns, accuses party of asking him to accommodate 'corrupt people'". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
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  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Tripura's TIPRA holds mass gathering, demands 'Greater Tipraland'". www.aninews.in. Retrieved 29 March 2021.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "INPT merged with TIPRA Motha, Bijay Hrangkhal TIPRA Motha new President". tripurainfo.com.
  20. ^ "Tripura: INPT announces merger with TIPRA". Assam Tribune.
  21. ^ "Tripura: INPT merges with Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman's TIPRA". Zee News.
  22. ^ "Dramatic political twists in Tripura ahead of ADC polls". Northeast Today.
  23. ^ Colney, Kimi. ""We want self-rule": Pradyot Debbarma on his party's victory in Tripura tribal council polls". The Caravan. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  24. ^ "Tripura: Former Congress state president calls for ethnic unity during anti-CAA protest". The Indian Express. 12 January 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  25. ^ "Tripura: TSF joins 'Greater Tipraland' movement". Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  26. ^ Ali, Syed Sajjad (10 April 2021). "Big win for TIPRA in Tripura ADC election". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  27. ^ Umanand, Jaiswal (11 April 2021). "Tipra wins Tripura council polls". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 April 2021.