An opinion poll by News X- Jan Ki Baat has predicted the end of over two decades of CPI (M) rule in Tripura which is going to polls on February 18.
The opinion poll predicted victory for BJP- IPFT coalition. According to the opinion poll, BJP- Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura is likely to win 31-37 seats out of the total 60 assembly constituencies in the state, Oneindia reported.
The ruling CPI(M) may get 23-29 seats; while the Congress and other parties may not win single seat in the state.
The poorest CM of the country Manik Sarkar, who is at the helm for over twenty years, is likely to win in the Dhanpur constituency once again, as per the survey.
He had assumed office on 11 March, 1998. Sarkar, who is also a CPI (M) Politburo member, seeking people’s support to form the eighth Left Front government in the state.
Sarkar alleged that the BJP and Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) had entered into a pre-poll alliance to defeat the Left Front in the coming Assembly elections in the state to serve their vested interests.
The election for the 60-member Assembly was scheduled to be held on February 18 while the counting will take place on March 3. Some 297 candidates, including 20 women, are in the fray.