The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) exuded confidence that the Left Front will form the eighth government in Tripura.
Addressing the media on Saturday at the CPI-M state headquarters in Melarmath area of Agartala, the party’s state secretary Bijan Dhar said that the state committee of CPI-M held a meeting in party headquarters to analyse the post poll scenario of the State.
The party also discussed about the re-polling in six polling stations and the by-election for one seat, which would be held on February 26 and March 12 respectively.
“Based on the party reports, we are very much confident that peace loving people of the State will form the eighth Left Front government in Tripura,” said Dhar adding that despite massive provocation and negative campaign by ‘communal and divisive forces’, the people of the State have voted in favour of Left Front candidates.
He also appealed to the people to maintain calm and peace during counting of votes on March 3 next.
Expressing his concern over the deteriorating post poll scenario in Takarjala and Jampuijala areas, Dhar reiterated his party’s demand of shifting of Jampuijala counting centre for counting of polled votes for 12-Takharjala and 17-Golaghati Assembly seats.
He added that if their demands were not fulfilled by the Election Commission, it should ensure fool proof security and free and fair counting at Jampuijala counting centre.
He also alleged that the voters of the six polling stations, where re-polls would be held on February 26 has been unnecessarily harassed by the election machinery and he appealed to the voters of these six polling stations to cast their votes in favour of Left Front candidates and ensure the defeat of ‘communal and divisive forces’.
Veteran CPI-M leader and party’s central committee member Goutam Das was also present at the media briefing.