After the withdrawal of 24 candidates, a total of 157 candidates are now on the fray for the 28-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) election.
Wednesday was the last day for the withdrawal of nominations for the Tripura ADC election.
The Tripura ADC election will be held on April 6.
The counting of votes will be held on April 10.
A total of 28 candidates of the Left Front are in the fray.
Among them, 25 candidates are from CPI(M), one from CPI, one from RSP and one is from the Forward Bloc.
The BJP has 14 candidates while 17 candidates are from the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT).
Congress has fielded a total of 28 candidates and the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) has fielded 4 candidates.
There are 38 independent candidates and 30 candidates are from other political parties.
The candidates’ list made available by the Election Commission does not specify how many candidates are contesting from TIPRA.
However, TIPRA earlier announced that it would contest in 23 seats.
In all, there are 157 candidates are in the fray.
Of the 24 candidates, who have withdrawn nominations on Wednesday include one from CPI (M), one from INPT, one from Tipraland State Party (TSP) and the remaining 21 were independent candidates.
Maximum of eight candidates are in the fray in two ADC constituencies.
These are Raimavally and Kanthalia-Mirza-Rajapur ADC constituencies.
The ADC constituencies where minimum of four candidates are in fray are Chamanu, Halahali-Asharambari, Simna-Tamakari, and Takarjala-Jampuijala.
A total of 185 candidates submitted nominations for the Tripura ADC election this time.
The nomination of four of them was cancelled after scrutiny.
Many supporters of the BJP party have submitted nomination papers as independent candidates in several constituencies in protest against the alliance with the IPFT.