Agartala, Jul 17 (PTI) A delegation of the agitating Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) will meet Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju in Delhi on the ongoing road and rail blockade at Baramura hill range in West Tripura district.

“Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Kiren Rijiju had a talk regarding the blockade today morning. Rijiju told Sarkar that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked him to talk with the IPFT delegation tomorrow. The meeting will be held tomorrow afternoon,” a statement issued by the government said today.

Talks between the state government and IPFT failed yesterday as the outfit refused to withdraw its road and rail blockade at Baramura hill range, about 30 km from here.

A nine-member delegation of IPFT headed by its president N C Debbarma met a delegation of the state government headed by Chief Secretary Sanjib Ranjan for talks to break the impasse over the blockade, but decided to continue its indefinite agitation programme.

“An administrative team headed by the chief secretary requested us to withdraw the movement on the plea that it is causing problems for the common people. But, the proposal was not acceptable to us because they did not agree to discuss our demand for a separate state. We said our movement will continue,” Debbarma had told reporters.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.