315 candidates in fray for Tripura polls

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Agartala, Feb 12 (UNI) Altogether 315 candidates will be contesting the February 23 Assembly polls in Tripura.

The state Election Commission finalised the list of all contestants from 13 parties, including seven regional and independent, last night.

CPI(M) will contest 56 seats alone while its allies CPI and RSP each will contest four seats. The Congress and BJP would each contest in 49 constituencies.

Meanwhile, dissident leftist Forward Bloc would fight alone in 12 assembly segments and almost all the seats would witness multi-cornered fight.

The tribal alliance of Congress, INPT, would be fighting in 11 constituencies.

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