Tribal Leaders to Float New Party

Published: 24th November 2015 07:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2015 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

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KOCHI: Taking cue from the changing political texture in the state , Adivasis are planning to float a new political party under the aegis of Adivasi Gotra Maha Sabha (AGMS). The new political outfit will be formally launched in next March with an aim to field its candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls.

A convention of the tribal leaders held under the aegis of AGMS here on Sunday decided to form ‘Adivasi Ooru Vikassana Munnani,’ a poltical party with an aim to consolidate tribal votes and to flaunt the political strength of Adivasis. The new political formation forsee that the emergence of a democratic political front was imminent and the tribal party will be positioned so as to be aligned with that platform, the tribal leaders said at a press conference here on Monday.

The proclaimed policies of the political party would be to ensure rehabilitation of tribal population by providing land, reclaiming of alienated tribal land, enforcement of Forest Rights  Act provisions and achieving self-rule in tribal areas under Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act among others. A convention of Adivasi Ooru Vikasana Munnani will be held in the first week of March next year to finalise the modalities of the political party.

AGMS leaders CK Janu, M Geethanandan, Baburaj CN of Guruv, Attappady, Boran S of Mooppan Sabha and Aneesh Mathew of Gotra Maha Sabha also attended the press conference.

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