The Tripura Congress has announced that it would field party candidates in all the 60 Assembly constituencies in Tripura for the ensuing State Assembly polls slated to be held on February 18, 2018. The Tripura Congress is also hopeful that it would form the Government in March.
With the declaration of the dates of State Assembly polls in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland recently by the Election Commission of India, Tripura Pradesh Congress president Birajit Sinha held an election rally at Teliamura under Khowai district in Tripura where he hit out at both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party at the Centre and the ruling Left Front in the State.
Teliamura is 45 km from Agartala, the capital of Tripura.
Congress leaders like Sushanta Chakraborty, Harekrishna Bhowmik and others were also present at the election rally in Telimura.
Addressing the election rally, Sinha came down heavily on the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government at the Centre alleging that “the Central Government led by the BJP has been continuously depriving the people of Tripura.” He also criticized the policies of the Central Government. The Tripura Congress chief also lambasted the ruling Left Front government.
It may be mentioned that following the polls date announcement, all the political parties in Tripura have geared up by organizing election rallies in different parts of the State to woo voters.
According to political observers, while the saffron party would try come out victorious in all three NE States, the Congress would try to retain Meghalaya and the CPI(M) on the other hand, would make its all-out efforts to hold its longest ruling position in Tripura.
While the Model Code of Conduct has kicked in from January 18, the counting of votes and results for all three NE States will be announced on March 3, 2018.