Categories
India Northeast

BJP, IPFT finalise alliance for Tripura assembly poll

Agartala: Seeking to unseat the Left Front from power in Tripura after an unbroken stint of 25 years, the BJP today formalised an alliance with the IPFT for the state Assembly polls under which the saffron party would contest 51 seats and its ally 9. Polling for the 60-member Tripura Assembly is slated for 18 February. […]

Categories
India Northeast

BJP-IPFT alliance to disturb peace in state, says Sarkar

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister and CPI(M) Politburo member Manik Sarkar said today that the BJP- Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) alliance was trying to disturb communal harmony and peace in the state. The coming assembly election will be “a battle for unity and integrity against forces that seek to divide the state and create unrest”, […]

Categories
India

BJP aligning with extremist groups in Tripura, says Yechury

Kolkata: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today accused the BJP of practising “double standards” and said the party that projects itself as a nationalist force across the country had joined hands with “extremist organisations” in poll-bound Tripura. The saffron party will face defeat at the hands of the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Front and the Assembly elections […]

Categories
India Northeast

Left sees red in Tripura over film called Lal Sarkar

New Delhi: The ruling CPI(M) in Tripura is seeing red over a Hindi feature film called ‘Lal Sarkar’ which the party believes is a part of the BJP’s electoral campaign in the state ahead of Assembly polls. Scheduled to be released in the first week of February, Lal Sarkar – or the Red Government – is about […]

Categories
India Northeast

Talks on poll alliance with IPFT in an advanced stage: BJP

Agartala: Tripura BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmik today said talks for an electoral alliance with anti-left IPFT for the 18 February assembly poll in the state is in an “advanced stage”. The dialogue, which began in Guwahati last night, was very “productive” and the final details would be made public by the next two days, Bhowmik told […]

Categories
India Northeast

Tripura polls on 18 Feb; Meghalaya, Nagaland to vote on 27 Feb

New Delhi: Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on 18 February while two other northeastern states of Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to polls on 27 February, the Election Commission announced today. Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said the counting in the three states will be held on 3 March. The term of the […]

Categories
India Northeast

Brinda Karat slams BJP-IPFT alliance in Tripura

Sonamura (Tripura): CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat on Sunday slammed the BJP for allegedly forging an alliance with Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), a non-Left tribal party. “They have formed an unholy alliance to divide Tripura for narrow electoral politics. Tripura has emerged as a State with extraordinary success in over two decades of Left […]

Categories
India Northeast

Regime change inevitable in Left-ruled Tripura: Shah

Kulai (Tripura): BJP president Amit Shah today said a regime change in Left-ruled Tripura had become inevitable as the incumbent government had failed on many fronts, including combating the crimes against women and unemployment. Addressing a public rally here in the poll-bound state, Shah said he had seen a lack of development and instances of corruption […]

Categories
Elections India Northeast

Tripura Assembly Election: Modi, Shah to hit campaign trail in December

Agartala : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah will campaign for the party in Tripura where  assembly election is scheduled for February next year. Tripura BJP vice-president Subal Bhowmick informed, Shah will arriving here by December 15 and Modi will visit the state after declaration of the poll schedule.  The PM […]