Agartala, May 26: Tipra Motha Party delegation led by Pradyot Bikram Manikya on Friday submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Tripura seeking his intervention to ensure smooth functioning of the TTAADC.
“Today the indigenous people of Tripura are being forced to live like second-class citizens in their motherland. The indigenous people of Tripura deserve to live with dignity, peace, and prosperity, but unfortunately, the sheer negligence of the state administration has led to unrest among the people,” Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma said.
The Tipra Motha led by Pradyot Bikram Manikya sat outside Raj Bhavan in Agartala in protest against the behaviour of the office of the Governor.
They have been seeking appointment from the Governor of Tripura for past many months but till date they have not been given the appointment to meet and discuss the concerns of the indigenous people of Tripura.
“The Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) is facing unceasing stepmotherly treatment by the State Government of Tripura. In the last two years of the present TTAADC government, many important bills (refer Annexure-1) have been passed by the TTAADC but are pending at your office for final approval. Out of the total Rs. 619.25 Cr. fund allocated to the TTAADC for the last financial year i.e. FY 2022- 23, Rs. 126.59 crore is yet to be released by the State Government. This has resulted in a delay in the disbursement of staff salaries and other development activities,” the memorandum stated.
It further stated, “For the current financial year i.e FY 2023-24, to date a total sum of only about Rs. 4.24 Cr. has been allocated for the developmental works. The Village Council election which was originally scheduled to take place in March 2021 is being delayed even after the directions of the High Court of Tripura. This too has severely affected the developmental works in TTAADC areas.”