Tripura assembly polls: BJP releases list of 48 candidates | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Saturday announced the first 48 contenders list, eliminating the six sitting MLAs for the upcoming season Three chambers Congress voting.
Party leaders Anil Baluni and Sambit Patra announced the BJP candidates at a news conference at the party headquarters in the national capital.
The party elected minister Manik Saha as candidate from Bordowali Town constituency and Union minister Pratima Bhoumik from Dhanpur seat. Former Minister Biplab Kumar in debt will run from the Bordowali seat.
Vimmi Majumdar, Subhash Chandra Das, Arun Chandra Bhowmik, Virendra Kishore Dev Burman, Parimal Debbarma, Viplav Kumar are the removed MLAs.
The party currently in power in Tripura has awarded tickets to 11 female candidates in the state parliamentary elections. 11 female candidates named Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik Dhanpur, Santana Chakma Pechanthal, Malina Devnath, Jubraj Nagar Suchitra Dev Verma, Ambasa, Patal Kanya Jamatiya, Ompinagar, Antaradev Sarkar, Kamalasagar, Kalyani Rai, Teliamura, Himani Dev Verma, Golaghati, Meena Rani Sarkar, Badarghat Sapna Mazumdar, Rajnagar.
Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to the polls in February to elect a new government.
The BJP ended 25 years of Leftist rule in 2018 and went on to form a government in Tripura, choosing Biplab Deb as prime minister. However, the party removed Deb and appointed Manik Saha as CM last May.
Elections for the 60-member Tripura council are scheduled for February 16.


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