(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
Candidates for ADC Polls
sixth general elections to the Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District
or ADC in short) are going to take place on May 3, with the election
for the ADC, Yashpal Singh, declaring the schedule of the whole
on March 31.
the Tripura Left Front Committee announced its list of candidates for
28 ADC seats within two hours after the declaration of the schedule.
to the schedule of polls announced, formal notification for the polls
issued on April 5. Nomination forms from the candidates were to be
from April 5 to 12. Scrutiny of the nomination papers will take place
on April 13
and withdrawal of nominations can take place till April 16. Polling
place from 7 am to 4 pm on May 3, in 1006 polling stations through
when around 6,36,000 voters will exercise their franchise. Repoll, if
will take place on May 5 and the results will come out on May 7.
Tripura Left Front Committee held a press conference at the CPI(M)
just within two
hours after this declaration, to announce its list of candidates for
ensuing ADC polls. In the last ADC
elections the Left Front and its ally, the NSPT, had won all the 28
time the Left Front will be contesting in all the 28 seats. The CPI(M)
up candidates in 25 seats, while the CPI, RSP and AIFB will be
seat each. The candidates include three women and eight new faces.
the list of candidates in the press conference, Left Front convener
Khagen Das appealed
on behalf of the front, that the electorate must ensure the LF victory
the 28 seats with greater margins, so that the atmosphere of peace and
further strengthened and the development process can go on. Explaining
detail the developmental activities of the Left Front government and
administration, he said agencies of the central government have
time and again Tripura’s achievements in development despite fund
and other limitations. The forces inimical to the process of
peace are trying to create a reign of anarchy in the state. In these
too, anti-development forces and the extremists are likely to join
the Left Front has appealed to all sections of people to be alert, foil
conspiracies, and ensure victory to the LF candidates.
was informed by CPI(M) state committee secretary Bijan Dhar at the
conference, the Left Front convened on April 4 a central rally at
the ADC polls. An estimated one lakh people participated in this rally,
chief minister Manik Sarkar, tribal welfare minister Aghor Debbarma and
leaders of the Left Front addressed.
Meanwhile, the opposition is not
being able to put up
a united fight against the Left Front this time. The Congress and its
traditional ally, the INPT, could not reach any agreement regarding
sharing. Both the parties declared their separate lists of candidates
the 28 seats on April 1. The INPT leaders alleged that the seat sharing
arrangement failed because of the attitude of the Congress, blaming
Congress was always apathetic to the demand of the sixth schedule.