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Royal Supreme Council banishes Tripura CM

The Royal Supreme Council of Tripura has asked the illegal settlers in the state including CM Manik Sarkar to move out by Jan 31.
PTI | By Surajit Talukdar (Newsfile), Silchar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2005 09:34 PM IST

The Royal Supreme Council (RSC) of Tripura, a radical outfit, which has pronounced itself as the Government of Tripura, has given an ultimatum to all the illegal settlers in the state including none other than the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar to move out of the state by January 31.

A widely circulated vernacular daily in the state received a three-page faxed statement from Nayanbashi Jamatia, head of the RSC Government and self-exiled President of the underground outfit called Integrated Freedom Movement Organization of Tripura (IFMOT), identified Manik Sarkar as an immigrant, who had taken refuge in Tripura in 1971 and hence, has demanded his expulsion. RSC has long been demanding the deportation of all illegal migrants, who entered Tripura after 1949.

Nayanbashi has also threatened to launch an operation against the illegal settlers, if they fail to abide by the deadline. The self-exiled rebel leader had recently joined hands with the Biswamohan Debbarma faction of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and Ranjit Debbarma-led Tripura People's Democratic Front (TPDF), yet another insurgent group, to fight the Left Front government in the state.

He was reportedly annoyed with Chief Minister Sarkar, after Sarkar's Left Front government declined his political demands. Nayanbashi had insisted that he should be made the Chief Minister of the state and that 57 of the 60 seats should be reserved for the tribals.

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