By the Agartala Correspondent, 19th March
The Left Front in Tripura has started its election campaign well ahead of others for the ensuing Loksabha elections.Voting for the 2 parliamentary constituencies in Tripura will be held on 23rd April.This time around 21 lacs of electorates will be exercising their democratic right. Some opposition parties have also announced the names of their candidates,but they have not been able to gear up their campaign till date.Congress has given tickets to Sudip Ray Barman and D.C Hrankhal for the West and East Tripura constituencies respectively. Ray barman , a sitting MLA from Agartala assembly constituency is the son of PCC president Samir Barman. Quite obviously his selection as the candidate has not gone too well with rival Birjit Sinha faction of Congress.The signs of dissatisfaction among the rival faction came became public in the press conference in PCC office itself where the names of the candidates were announced. None of the MLAs belonging to the rival faction turned up in the meeting.
BJP has also announced their list of candidates for the polls.Trinamul Congress is also fielding their candidates.The state unit chief of the party said they were fighting for their existence and were opposed to both Left Front and Congress.He however couldnot justify as why in spite of forging an alliance with Congress in West bengal they were following a different strategy in Tripura.
The Left Front meanwhile has started its electoral campaign fullfledgedly all over the state.Booth offices have been opened in almost all the places. The campaign has gathered more momentum after the release of the election manifesto.On Wednesday left font convenor and candidate for the West Tripura constituency,Khagen Das addressed 8 meetings at in a single day in the northern part ofSadar(Agartala).In all the meetingstribal and nontribal peoples were present in a good number.In the meetings Das said neither the Congress nor the BJP will be able to form government at the centre this time.Prospect is bright for the for the formation of a non congress secular Govenment.He appealed to the masses to elect the LF candidates from both the seats by a huge margin and strengthen the prospect of this pro people alternative.