Tripura: Electioneering picking up in run-up to first two phases of LS Poll on April 19 & April 26

In Tripura, electioneering is gradually picking up in the run-up to the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election on April 19 and April 26. Major parties have also geared up canvassing. Out of the two Lok Sabha seats, the Tripura West parliamentary seat will go to polls on April 19 while the Tripura East will go to poll on April 26.

 

Akashvani’s correspondent reports that campaigning by political parties is gradually gearing up in the state. Major political parties are presently canvassing through door-to-door campaigns. Also, election machinery has started conducting training programs for polling staff in different districts. Senior BJP leader and Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha participated in the campaigning for his party candidate Biplab Kumar Deb who is contesting from Tripura (West) Lok Sabha seat. INDIA alliance leaders from Congress and CPIM also organised door-to-door campaigning in several areas at Agartala and the neighbouring Sepahijala district. On Friday, Pradesh Congress leader Sudip Roy Burman alleged that the bank account of the All India Congress Committee has been freezed by the Central Government which has crippled the party ahead of the General election. CPI (M) candidate and former MLA Ratan Das has filed his nomination paper for the bye-poll to Ramnagar assembly seat which goes to poll along with the Tripura (West) Lok Sabha seat on 19th of April. The BJP has fielded Agartala Mayor, Deepak Majumder as its candidate from this seat. The bye-election to Ramnagar assembly seat has been necessitated due to the death of sitting BJP MLA Surajit Dutta.

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