AGARTALA: The Governors rule was extended for another six months in the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) after its six-month tenure expired on Tuesday, officials said.
Tripura’s Tribal Welfare Department Director L.T. Darlong told Media that the Governor’s rule in TTAADC has been extended for another six months as its six-month tenure expired on Tuesday in the 30-member autonomous body.
The politically important TTAADC, until May 18, when the Governor’s rule was first promulgated, was governed by the opposition CPI-M which has substantial base among the tribals.
CPI-M state Secretary Gautam Das and Tripura Pradesh Congress President Pijush Biswas had separately asked the BJP-led state government to conduct the TTAADC elections at the earliest.
The IPFT has been agitating since 2009 for the creation of a separate state by upgrading the TTAADC, which has jurisdiction over two-thirds of Tripura’s 10,491 sq km area which is home to over 12,16,000 people, 90 per cent of whom are tribals.
The politically important TTAADC was constituted under the sixth Schedule of the Constitution in June, 1985.