Announcement of nomination rejuvenates Cong

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Agartala, Jan 30: The Congress workers in Tripura have geared up for the February 23 elections after announcement of candidates to 43 constituencies for the 60-members House.

Tripura Pradesh Congress (TPC) leaders said here today that the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has announced names of the first 43 candidates, leaving six seats vacant. The rest 11 seats had earlier been allotted to Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), the party's tribal ally.

''AICC has been trying to nominate the best candidates considering all aspects,'' TPC election committee chairman Sudhir Ranjan Majumder said assuring that the selection of rest six candidates would be completed today.

Mr Majumder, the former Chief Minister, stated that the 12 sitting MLAs out of 13 were given the nomination in their respective constituencies.

Ashok Bhattacharjee, senior most member of the Assembly, had been left out from the contest because of his illness and Mr Majumder was nominated his place from Bardowali constituency.

The party has nominated three women and same number of minority candidates, while nine new faces were included for polls so far.


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