(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 09, 2014
Tripura Left Front Announces Candidate List
TRIPURA Left Front, on March 5, has announced the names of the candidates for the two parliamentary constituencies. LF convener Khagen Das announced that the LF in its meeting on March 5, has unanimously decided on the names of the LF supported CPI(M) candidates for Tripura West (general) and Tripura East (ST) seats. From Tripura West (general) seat LF candidate will be CPI(M) state committee member since 2012 and CITU state general secretary Sankar Prasad Dutta. From Tripura East (ST) seat LF has fielded Jitendra Choudhury, currently the minister for forest, rural development and industries and commerce and CPI(M) state committee member since 1988 and member of central kisan committee of the AIKS.
The press conference was attended by CPI(M) state secretary Bijan Dhar, CPI(M) state secretariat member Gautam Das, CPI state secretary Prashanta Kapali and RSP state secretary Sudarshan Bhattacharya.
Khagen Das said the decision to field new and comparatively younger faces replacing him in Tripura West and Bajuban Reang in Tripura East seat was taken in view of the age and ill health of both the incumbent MPs.
He said the Congress and BJP are two sides of the same coin in terms of economic policies. BJP is trying to push its communal Hindutva agenda by projecting Modi as the prime ministerial candidate. We appeal to the electorate to make both our candidates victorious by even greater margins than last time so that they can voice the urgent and legitimate demands of the state in tune with the movements outside the parliament to clinch those demands including rail connectivity and other aspects and at the same time strengthen the possibilities of a non Congress, non BJP political alternative based on alternative policies, he said.