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Tripura elections 2018: Opinion poll predicts end of CPI(M) rule

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      Tripura Elections 2018: Opinion Poll Predicts End Of CPI(M) Rule | OneIndia News

      An opinion poll by News X- Jan Ki Baat has predicted the end of over two decades of CPI(M) rule in Tripura which is going to polls on February 18th. The opinion poll predicted victory for BJP- IPFT coalition.

      According to the opinion poll, BJP- Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura is likely to win 31-37 seats out of the total 60 assembly constituencies in the state. The ruling CPI(M) may get 23-29 seats; while the Congress and other parties may not win single seat in the state.

      Tripura elections 2018: Opinion poll predicts end of CPI(M) rule

      The poorest CM of the country Manik Sarkar, who is at the helm for over twenty years, is likely to win in the Dhanpur constituency once again, as per the survey. He had assumed office on 11 March, 1998.

      Sarkar, who is also a CPI(M) Politburo member, seeking people's support to form the eighth Left Front government in the state. Sarkar alleged that the BJP and Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) had entered into a pre-poll alliance to defeat the Left Front in the coming Assembly elections in the state to serve their vested interests.

      The election for the 60-member Assembly was scheduled to be held on February 18 while the counting will take place on March 3. Some 297 candidates, including 20 women, are in the fray.

      Tripura Assembly
      Party 2013 Current Standing  
      CPIM 49 50 Election Date : Feb 18 2018
      Counting : Mar 03 2018
      CONG 10 02
      CPI 01 01
      BJP 00 06
      OTHERS 00 00
      Total 60 59 (1 Vacant)

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