Tripura Assembly polls: BJP releases list of 48 candidates, 11 women included
28 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
Pratima Bhoumik, a Union minister from Dhanpur, was included on the Bharatiya Janata Party's first list of 48 candidates for the Tripura Assembly elections, which were announced on Saturday.
Pratima Bhoumik, a Union minister from Dhanpur, was included on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s first list of 48 candidates for the Tripura Assembly elections, which were announced on Saturday.
For the upcoming elections, six of the party’s sitting MLAs did not receive tickets. The following MLAs have had their voting rights revoked: Vimmi Majumdar, Subhash Chandra Das, Arun Chandra Bhowmik, Virendra Kishore Dev Burman, Parimal Debbarma, and Viplav Kumar.
The state assembly elections are coming up, and the incumbent chief minister Dr. Manik Saha will run from the Town Bordowali district.
At a press conference held at the party’s headquarters here on Saturday, party leaders Sambit Patra and Anil Baluni unveiled the BJP’s slate of candidates for the Tripura assembly elections. 11 female candidates received tickets to run in the state assembly election for the first time.
11 women candidates’ names include 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.
Out of 20 seats reserved for the Schedule Tribes, twelve candidates are to be announced soon.
Md Moboshar Ali who joined the party leaving the CPIM on Friday will contest from Kailashahar. The state BJP chief Rajib Bhattacharjee will contest the polls from Banamalipur.
“The central government has worked for the development of the North East, whether it is cleanliness campaign, water supply, home arrangements and other facilities have been made available to the public through many schemes,” Patra said.
Tripura BJP state president Rajeev Bhattacharya will contest from Biplab Dev’s seat in Banmalipur this time.
Notably, the meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party Central Election Committee (CEC) was held on January 27 under the chairmanship of BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, as well as other CEC members, were present at the meeting. As a result, the CEC has approved the candidates’ names for Tripura’s forthcoming assembly elections in 2023.
The CPI(M) ruled Tripura for 20 years before the BJP first assumed power as the state’s head of state in 2018. The 60-member Tripura assembly will be chosen on February 16 in elections.
The deadline for nominations is January 30. The vote total will be discussed on March 2.