1 Updates
Left Front names candidates for Tripura polls
Photo Credit: STRDEL, Getty Images

Left Front names candidates for Tripura polls

Jan 9 2013, 8:42am CST | by

Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday announced the names of party candidates in 59 of the 60 constituencies for the assembly elections in Tripura, which will go to polls next month along with two other northeastern states -- Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Agartala, Jan 9 — The Left Front Wednesday announced the names of party candidates in 59 of the 60 constituencies for the assembly elections in Tripura, which will go to polls next month along with...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Left Front names candidates for Tripura polls

Jan 9 2013, 8:42am CST | by

Agartala, Jan 9 (IANS) The Left Front Wednesday announced the names of party candidates in 59 of the 60 constituencies for the assembly elections in Tripura, which will go to polls next month along with two other northeastern states -- Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Agartala, Jan 9 — The Left Front Wednesday announced the names of party candidates in 59 of the 60 constituencies for the assembly elections in Tripura, which will go to polls next month along with two other northeastern states -- Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Of the 59 Left Front candidates, 12 will be new faces. The party has also named five women candidates this time.

"This time, we have dropped seven MLAs, including three former ministers, on health grounds and other reasons," Khagen Das, convenor of the Tripura Left Front, told reporters here late Wednesday.

"Left Front will come to power for the seventh time as the government has done excellent developmental work and launched various schemes for the well being of the people in the state," Das added.

The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the leading member of the Left Front in Tripura, will field 55 candidates, while the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Revolutionary Socialist Party have nominated two contenders each. The Forward Bloc will have only one candidate.

CPI candidate for the Banamalipur assembly seat in Agartala will be declared later.

Among the 59 Left Front nominees, Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Anil Sarkar will contest the assembly polls for a record ninth time.

Among other prominent Left Front candidates seeking re-election are CPI-M politburo member and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar (from Dhanpur constituency), state Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury (Hrishamukh), Transport Minister Manik Dey (Majlispur) and Aghore Debbarma (Asharambari).

However, the state's main opposition Congress seemed to be in disarray over the selection of party nominees for the polls.

A large number of Congress workers Monday laid siege to Congress Bhavan, the party's headquarters in the state capital Agartala, to press for the nomination of Jawahar Saha, Ratan Chakraborty, Biva Nath and Billal Mia -- all former Congress ministers.

They also demanded nomination of former legislators and senior Congress leaders, such as Kajal Das, Dilip Muhuri, Bikash Das and Jahir Ali.

"In many places, Congress workers have locked party offices to protest against the selection of party candidates for the upcoming polls," senior Congress leader Tapas Dey said.

"It would be wise (for the party leadership) if the people who have lost polls in the state more than two times do not get party tickets," Dey added.

The Election Commission is expected to announce the dates for assembly polls in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland by next week.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

EmpowHer Institute to Honor Four Amazing and Unstoppable Women at the Annual Girls to Greatness Luncheon Saturday, April 26, 2014 – the Beverly Hills Hotel
Honorees include: Musette Buckley – Senior V.P., Warner Bros. Pictures; The Honorable LaDoris (Dot) Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the United States Department of Energy; Renata Simril, Senior V.P. of External Affairs at The Los Angeles Dodgers; Denita Willoughby, Regional V.P. of External Affairs at Southern California Gas Company.
 
 
DDA Seeks Businesses and Tenants for &quot;Suite Spot @ Sugar Hill&quot;
The City of Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is recruiting businesses and tenants for sought after downtown area. Come grow with the City of Sugar Hill.
 
 
Obama Has Legal Duty to Provide Clemency for Drug Offenders Says Federal Clemency Advocacy Center
Federal criminal justice reform advocates support the Obama administration clemency review plans but say that much more is needed. Advocates say that the President has a legal and moral duty to commute the sentences of tens of thousands of people in prison for mandatory minimum sentences.
 
 
The Academic Advantage Reaches a Settlement with the New York U.S. Attorney’s Office Over New Employees’ Fraud
New York, NY, April 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Academic Advantage reached a settlement to pay $2 million after an investigation regarding allegations of misconduct of federal funds in the government-funded tutoring...
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

First Week of GRMN June 21st Options Trading
Investors in Garmin Ltd. (NASD: GRMN) saw new options become available this week, for the June 21st expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the GRMN options chain for the new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of CHTR December 20th Options Trading
Investors in Charter Communications Inc (NASD: CHTR) saw new options begin trading this week, for the December 20th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of December 20th Options Trading For Viacom (VIAB)
Investors in Viacom Inc (NASD: VIAB) saw new options begin trading this week, for the December 20th expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of LINTA June 21st Options Trading
Investors in Liberty Interactive Corp – Interactive Com Ser A (NASD: LINTA) saw new options begin trading this week, for the June 21st expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Could DueDil's Latest API Update Make CRM Systems More Reliable?
The leading British CRM startup, DueDil has released the third update to their API in 12 months, which includes a brand new advanced search capability designed to take the hassle and time out of maintaining the existing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Should I Gift Money To My Children Now Or Later?
Your financial legacy is a reward for a lifetime of hard work and financial success. Many affluent Americans want to give their children money, but aren’t sure about whether to make a living gift or leave money in their...
Read more on Business Balla
 
First Week of ARCP June 21st Options Trading
Investors in American Realty Capital Properties Inc (NASD: ARCP) saw new options become available this week, for the June 21st expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the ARCP...
Read more on Business Balla
 
International Game Technology is Oversold
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics —...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Social Security At Age 62? Why Delaying Your Benefits May Not Pay Off
The following is a guest post by Scott T. Hanson, CFP, a financial advisor with Hanson McClain Advisors in Sacramento, Calif.  What if I told you to start take your social security benefits as early as possible? That...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Home Sales Drop 14.5% In March, Underlining A Slowing Housing Market
Sales of newly-constructed homes fell by 14.5% in March, a significant drop underscoring that the housing market is indeed slowing down. New single-family homes sold at an annual pace of 384,000 (seasonally adjusted)...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla