Northeast parties back Telangana state demand

October 5th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Telangana Agartala, Oct 5 (IANS) Several tribal political parties in northeast India have extended support for the carving out of a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.

In separate statements issued Wednesday, the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) of Assam, the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) and the Kuki Revolutionary Front (KRF) of Manipur have supported the demand for a separate state of Telangana.

Demanding the constitution of State Reorganisation Commission (SRC) to look into all the demands for separate states in different parts of the country, ABSU president Pramod Boro said: “In case of Telengana, Bodoland in Assam and other separate states’ demand, the centre has been playing step-motherly and irresponsible politics.”

The IPFT and the KRF, which have been demanding separate states for the tribals in Tripura and Manipur, respectively, also supported the movement for the creation of a separate Telangana state.

“We have been demanding upgradation of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) into a full fledged state for the all round development of the tribals, who constitute one-third of Tripura’s 3.7 million population,” said IPFT president Narendra Chandra Debbarma.

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