1 Updates

251 to contest in Tripura

Feb 1 2013, 2:20am CST | by

Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) A total of 251 candidates will be in the fray in the Feb 14 elections to pick a new 60-member Tripura assembly, officials said Friday.

Agartala, Feb 1 — A total of 251 candidates will be in the fray in the Feb 14 elections to pick a new 60-member Tripura assembly, officials said Friday. The contestants include independents as well...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

251 to contest in Tripura

Feb 1 2013, 2:20am CST | by

Agartala, Feb 1 (IANS) A total of 251 candidates will be in the fray in the Feb 14 elections to pick a new 60-member Tripura assembly, officials said Friday.

Agartala, Feb 1 — A total of 251 candidates will be in the fray in the Feb 14 elections to pick a new 60-member Tripura assembly, officials said Friday.

The contestants include independents as well as representatives of 16 political parties including the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

Of the 251, 14 are women and 25 are independents. In 2008, 313 candidates, including 18 women, contested.

Altogether 296 candidates had filed nominations. Thirty nominations were rejected due to various reasons and 15 candidates withdrew their candidature, Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal told reporters here.

Thursday was the last date for withdrawing nominations.

Jindal said: "For the first time in Tripura four all-women polling stations will be set up to conduct the elections."

The CPI-M-led Left Front, the Congress and its ally Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) will field candidates in all 60 seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party will have 50 candidates.

Jindal announced several steps to hold a free and fair election.

Two other northeastern states, Meghalaya and Nagaland, will go to the polls Feb 23.

Over 20,000 personnel would be deployed to conduct the elections in 3,018 polling stations in Tripura.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur are likely to campaign in Tripura.

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

Odyne Systems, LLC Partners with Allison Transmission’s Midwest Distributor, Inland Power, to Deliver on $45.4 Million Contract
Odyne Systems, LLC Partners with Allison Transmission’s Midwest Distributor, Inland Power, to Deliver on $45.4 Million Contract
Department of Energy Program Administered Through the Electric Power Research Institute to Apply Over 120 Odyne Plug-In Hybrid Systems to Trucks Throughout North America
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Netflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Texas Rangers Hire Darren Oliver as Special Assistant to GM
The Texas Rangers added former pitcher Darren Oliver as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels on April 24.According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, Oliver is the latest addition to a distinguished lineup of...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ciara wears fiancé's clothes during pregnancy
Ciara has been wearing her fiancé's clothes throughout her pregnancy. The 'Goodies' singer is due to give birth to her first child any when now, and she admits her beau Future's wardrobe has been her savior over the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Microsoft Results Beat Estimates, Cheer Investors
The bad news for Microsoft in its fiscal-third quarter was that sales and earnings were both off from a year ago. But the company beat Wall Street estimates and showed surprising strength in its Windows business. Shares...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Oregon moves to dump health exchange website
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal...
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