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12 new faces, Rajya Sabha member in Left’s Tripura list

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Published : Jan 24, 2018, 12:30 am IST
Updated : Jan 24, 2018, 12:30 am IST

The CPI(M) will be contesting on 57 seats while one seat each has been conceded to its allies — CPI, Forward Bloc and RSP.

(Photo: PTI/Representational)
 (Photo: PTI/Representational)

Guwahati: A day after BJP finalised the list of 51 candidates, the ruling Left Front on Tuesday released the list of 60 candidates, which includes 12 new faces, for the ensuing Tripura Assembly elections.

The BJP is yet to announce its list of candidates. The BJP sources said that the list of candidates has been sent for the approval of the BJP parliamentary committee, which will be meeting on January 25.

 

Apart from 12 new faces, the Left Front had no surprise in the lists of candidates. The party has expressed faith in old guards by nominating most of senior party leaders and ministers.

The CPI(M) will be contesting on 57 seats while one seat each has been conceded to its allies — CPI, Forward Bloc and RSP.

Five sitting legislators have been denied ticket. Incumbent Rajya Sabha member from Tripura, Jharna Das Baidya, has also been fielded as a candidate in the ensuing Assembly polls.

The move has been seen as an attempt to create space for CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury in the Upper House.

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