Disagreement of Cong nomination in Tripura

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Agartala, Jan 29: The situation has become volatile in Delhi Tripura Bhawan with the disagreement of nomination of Congress candidates in election to the state assembly barely 25 days before the poll.

According to Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee leaders, the party high command has not yet finalised the list of the candidates due to differences of opinion among the leaders over the candidates.

Uncertainty still looms over the candidates in six important and prestigious constituencies of 60 members house, which had triggered resentment and allegedly four junior leaders who was aspiring nomination had been physically assaulted by the senior in Tripura Bhawan last night.

"The list was almost final yesterday but the efforts went in vein when Rahul Gandhi had sent a fax to Prithviraj Chavan, AICC General Secretary yesterday demanding allocation of at least one seat to youth congress," said a senior leader of Tripura Congress over phone from Delhi.

At the same time, three aspirants-- former Chief minister Sudhir Ranjan Majumder, former minister Ratan Chakraborty and senior leader Biswabandhu Sen was not accommodated in the candidate list despite the hope of their victory in the election, he pointed out and added that the nomination of both prospective candidates former leader of opposition Jwahar Saha and minister Dilip Sarkar were also uncertain.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and Congress election committee chairman Sudhir Ranjan Majumder and leader of the opposition Ratan Lal Nath finally expressed their dissatisfaction over AICC role in candidate selection.

The report of continuous squabbles among the leaders in Delhi has triggered resentment among the party supporters in Tripura and they ransacked party houses in several places of the state.

On the other, revolt was brewing among party leaders and workers in Kowhai area of West Tripura following Congress leadership's decision to keep away the regional party NCT from opposition alliance.


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