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BJP announces names of 6 more candidates for Tripura polls

Ratan Chakravarty, Arun Bhaumik, Ramu Paul, Baharul Islam, Atul Debbarma And Jadhavlal Nath Will Contest From Khayerpur, Kamlasagar, Suryamaninagar, Boxanagar, Krishnapur, And Jubarajnagar Respectively, It Said In A Statement.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Jan 2018, 07:30:07 PM
BJP announces names of 6 more candidates for Tripura polls (Source: PTI)

New Delhi :

The BJP on Sunday announced the names of six more candidates for elections to the 60-member Tripura Assembly.

Ratan Chakravarty, Arun Bhaumik, Ramu Paul, Baharul Islam, Atul Debbarma and Jadhavlal Nath will contest from Khayerpur, Kamlasagar, Suryamaninagar, Boxanagar, Krishnapur, and Jubarajnagar respectively, it said in a statement.

The state will go to polls on February 18. The party had declared names of 44 candidates on Saturday.

Also Read: BJP releases candidate lists for Tripura polls; party to contest in 51 Assembly seats

It has said it will fields its candidates on 51 seats, leaving the remaining nine for its ally Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT), which claims to represent the state’s tribal population.

The BJP has emerged as the main challenger to the ruling Left, which has been in power in the state for 25 years.

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First Published : 28 Jan 2018, 07:29:39 PM

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