Sixth LF govt in Tripura to be sworn by March 11

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Agartala, Mar 7 (UNI) The CPI (M)-led Left Front government in Tripura would assume office for the fourth consecutive term by March 11, CPI(M) spokesperson Goutam Das said here today.

Addressing mediapersons here, Mr Das said the state secretariat meeting, followed by state committee meeting of the party, would be held tomorrow and the new government would be formed in consultation with two other partners of the front - CPI and RSP - within next three-four days.

Elaborating on the Left Front's victory in the election, Mr Das stated that out of the five women candidates, three had secured comfortable victory, highest ever women representatives in the state, while two others, including Handloom and Handicraft Minister Bijoylaxmi Sinha in Kamalpur, were defeated by less than 150 votes margin.

Ms Rita Kar (Majumdar) from 41-Sabroom constituency in South Tripura won the seat, defeating her nearest PDS rival by 8,307 votes, which was also the highest margin for any candidate in this election, Mr Das said.

Pointing towards the Forward Bloc (FB), Mr Das said the party did not have any existence, while stating that out of 20 tribal-reserved seats, the CPI (M) had won 19 seats, as the people had rejected the ''militant-backed, unholy'' alliance of Congress-INPT and responded to the Left Front's initiative for development and peace.

He greeted the voters as well as the people of Tripura for voting them back to power for the sixth time in the state and assured that the party would do its best for continuing the development and to make the state a ''model'' before the country.

''The voting percentage of the Left Front has crossed 55, which was 50.9 in the last elections. It spreads the message that Left Front is synonymous to development as well as the party of democracy,'' Mr Das added.

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