January 28, 2018 9:41:21 pm
The BJP on Sunday announced the names of six more candidates for elections to the 60-member Tripura Assembly. Ratan Chakravarty, Arun Bhaumik, Ramu Paul, Baharul Islam, Atul Debbarma and Jadhavlal Nath will contest from Khayerpur, Kamlasagar, Suryamaninagar, Boxanagar, Krishnapur and Jubarajnagar respectively, it said in a statement.
The state will go to polls on February 18. The party had on Saturday declared names of 44 candidates. It has said it will fields its candidates on 51 seats, leaving the remainder nine for its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which claims to represent the state’s tribal population. The BJP has emerged as the main challenger to the ruling Left, which has been in power in the state for 25 years.
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