Agartala: After the announcement of Lok Sabha polls for the two seats in Tripura, the Left Front on Tuesday announced the names of candidates to contest in the ensuing general election slated to be held in two phases on April 11 and 18 this year.
Left Front state convener Bijan Dhar on Tuesday announced that the sitting MPs, Sankar Prasad Datta and Jitendra Choudhury, will contest from their respective constituencies once again. While Datta will contest from West Tripura, Choudhury will represent East Tripura.
Speaking to the media at the CPI-M state headquarters in Agartala on Tuesday afternoon, Dhar said, “The CPI-M held a meeting for selection of candidates to contest in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, followed by a meeting of Left Front leaders. The names of sitting MPs Datta and Choudhury were finalised.”
“The ensuing general election is crucial for the entire country as the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had harmed the nation and its people immensely. The policies adopted and guidelines framed during the past five years at the Centre were against all the four pillars of democracy, and people of every class were affected significantly,” he alleged.
The Left Front state convener appealed the people of every walk to come forward and exercise their franchise in favour of the sitting MPs and wipe away “anti-people BJP-led NDA government” from the Centre.
Meanwhile, the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) assistant general secretary Mangal Debbarma has said that if the BJP fails to leave the East Tripura seat for IPFT, then the party will field its own candidates in both the constituencies of the state.
BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav will be arriving in Agartala on Wednesday to chair a party meeting.