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Opposition parties lift boycott of Tripura CM

Last Updated: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 20:01

Agartala: The opposition parties in Tripura
have withdrawn their boycott of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar
for his allegation that they had links with insurgents.

Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath said the parties
withdrew their boycott after the chief minister told the
Assembly yesterday that the boycott was not good for democracy
and that there should be an attitude of forgive and forget.

"In response to the chief minister`s remarks, I told the
House that we are also not interested to boycott him. We
wanted that the chief minister should express regret for his
comments," Nath said.

Members belonging to opposition Congress and Indigenous
Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) had left the House many
times during the current and previous sessions when Sarkar
rose to speak.

The opposition parties also did not share dais with Sarkar
during the period.

The boycott had started after Sarkar had alleged in
December last year that regional party, INPT, and had links
with insurgent outfits and its ally Congress was therefore
receiving indirect support of the ultras.


First Published: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 20:01

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