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Tripura electioneering ends

PRASENJIT SAHA


 


AGARTALA: The high voltage electioneering heat and dust is closing in Tripura on Friday two days ahead of the assembly polls slated for


Sunday.


 


Polling officials,mostly, have left for their assigned centres from


Friday morning with EVM and other materials. The polling is taking place


from 7 in the morning.


 


Altogether 297 candidates are in the fray in the north eastern state


where BJP has fielded 51 candidates. The Congress has fielded 59


candidates. CPM has fielded 57 candidates leaving nine seats for its


ally, the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT).


The Trinamool Congress has fielded its candidates in 24 constituencies.


A total of 24 women candidates are contesting the polls to the 60-member


state assembly.


 


A total of 25,79,060 voters, including 12,67,785 females, are eligible


to cast their votes in the February 18 polls to elect a new Assembly.


The results of the polls will be declared on March 3 next.


 


Prime Minister attacked the CPI (M)-led 25-year-old Manik Sarkar


government of Tripura. Before his Tripura visit, Modi inaugurated and


dedicated a slew of development projects to the nation in Arunachal


Pradesh.


 


Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi also hit the campaign trails


on Friday just before the end of the electioneering asking the people to


vote for his party.


 

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